Question of the Week – Paper Wasp

This week, the question was: What is going on here? A friendly game of tag?

This sulphur butterfly caterpillar probably wishes this was just a game of tag, but this predaceous paper wasp is going to use it to feed its larvae. Paper wasps are common insects in the garden and around structures, where they build their nests. While some consider them a pest, paper wasps are great predators of numerous species of caterpillars. While adult wasps feed mainly on nectar and other sugary substances, the caterpillars they capture will be chewed up and fed to developing larvae. Keep reading here for more information.

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