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Potter wasp (Eumenes flavopicta) with its nest. Potter, or mason, wasps build their pot-shaped nests from mud, then deposit the larva of a moth or beetle inside, which they have paralysed with a sting. Inside the nest they lay an egg, which hatches into a larva that feeds on the still-living prey.
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