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doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2008
9:25 AM

Post #4576425

Very interesting article, thanks for sharing.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 23, 2008
10:31 AM

Post #4576450

I agree.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2008
7:37 PM

Post #4578186

Thank you so much for this informative article--I've seen these critters, and thought they were scarier than they actually are! Now that I know they are beneficial, I'll be glad they have come to live in my garden.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 24, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4582559

They're probably one of the most misunderstood insects that a gardener will run across. There are several species of Digger Wasps that you should be aware of. The Black Caterpillar Hunter does hunt caterpillars, and others, such as the Thread Waisted Wasps will hunt various beetles and crickets. I find them fascinating, and encourage all of them at my flowers.
marwood0
Golden, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 24, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5925339

Wasps are actually my greatest fear. Some hate snakes, roaches, mice... not me. I can't stand wasps. They send chills through me and make my hair stand up. I really appreciate learning about these mostly harmless wasps with such entertaining habits. Makes them slightly less intimidating.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


December 24, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5925463

I'm glad that you found the article interesting. Knowledge of a creature helps overcome instinctive fears.

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