| Sceliphron spirifex (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Main synonym = Sphex spirifex Linnaeus, 1758
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Sphecidae |
| Mud-dauber Żunżana taz-zokk|
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Constructs cells made of mud. The mud is produced by mixing some soil with saliva and then the wasp carries the ball of mud and uses it to construct the cell by patting it with its legs. It then paralyses a caterpillar and puts it in the cell and it lays one egg. When the larva hatches it feeds on the paralysed caterpillar. The female constructs the nest and also apart from caterpillars it may capture and store spiders in the nest.
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