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Tom Murray | all galleries >> Arthropods - Arthropoda >> Insects - Insecta >> Wasps >> Vespid Wasps - Vespidae > Armadillo Wasp nest - Vespidae - Synoeca sp.
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Armadillo Wasp nest - Vespidae - Synoeca sp.


AKA the Seven Mile Wasp (cause they chase you for 7 miles:-(

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Eric Eaton 21-Dec-2007 18:01
These are a species of Synoeca, family Vespidae. Don't worry, they usually give fair warning before they attack:-) Inside the nest they create an ominous, rhythmic drumming sound when disturbed, clearly audible from several feet away. The sting is just excrutiating according to a friend of mine who is a venom expert....