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DR GEORGE BECCALONI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR GEORGE BECCALONI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Paper wasps on their nest. The nest is constructed of paper and has been built on the trunk of a rainforest tree. The wasps gather fibres from wood and other plant materials. These are chewed, mixed with saliva and regurgitated to use as a construction material. Photographed in the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador.
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