Common name : Potter wasp
Scientific name : Eumeninae
Family : Vespidae
Native to : Worldwide distribution
Interesting fact : It is believed that the Native Americans might have based many of their pottery designs on the nest patterns of the potter wasp.
9-20 mm in length, the potter wasp feeds on flower nectar and also collects caterpillars so as to feed on their blood. This wasp stings its prey and paralyzes it before taking it back to its next. The female collects the caterpillars in her nest. She lays a single egg above the food provision suspended by a thread.