Day One Hundred and Ninety Five - Storage Pot

It could be an ancient storage pot, left behind by some prehistoric civilisation, but in fact, it is a tiny nest built by a marabunta wasp for its young egg. It builds the pot from sand, grit and spit, lays an egg in it, and then places a grub inside (after parlysing it with a sting). When the egg hatches, it has a meal ready before it has to leave home!

See Photo of the Day - Day 73 for a picture of the marabunta!


  1. The study of the solitary wasp is a complex one and this piece of the jgsaw is fascinating. Last week someone showed me a "paper" single wasp nest. fascinating. Win