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Single stinger

August 15, 2018 3:45 PM
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Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu
  

 

 

A wasp holds on to milk weed flowers in a butterfly garden outside the Merryl and Sam Israel Jr. Environmental Sciences Building on the uptown campus. Wasp species are divided into two categories: social and solitary. Social wasps build their honeycomb patterned nests primarily from plant fiber such as wood pulp. Solitary wasps dig holes in the earth or construct mud cells in protected spaces.