Potter Wasps Potter wasps build pot-shaped nests of mud in which they put paralysed caterpillars and lay an egg

Delta Potter Wasps
Delta Potter Wasps
Delta Potter Wasps gathering mud
These Potter Wasps are gathering mud from a puddle to build their individual, pot-shaped nests.
Delta Potter Wasps
Delta Potter Wasp
Delta Potter Wasp
There are over 3,000 species of potter wasp in over 200 genera. These are one of the Delta species in Central Asia (similar to, but not the same as, the Great Potter Wasp, Delta unguiculatum, of Europe and the Indian Potter Wasp, Delta pyriforme, and Delta petiolata of China/Southeast Asia).
red-banded Potter Wasp
red-banded Potter Wasp female
Ancistrocerus haematodes female
These red-banded Potter Wasps are female Ancistrocerus haematodes haematodes in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
red-banded Potter Wasp
Ancistrocerus haematodes
red-banded Potter Wasp
(The males are smaller and have hooked antennae.)