Tiny Mud Pot by Potter Wasp!

Everyday is a new learning day of life.

Today, I discovered there is a remarkably beautiful nest at ceiling fan pull string in my yoga & meditation room. It’s like a piece of art.

Can you actually see it? Great time to practice Mindfulness!

I searched online to find out the name of the insect.

This tiny beautiful mud pot was built by potter wasp.They never learn architect and also attend for art class but they can make this possible! To me, this is WOW & AMAZING! The little home is really solid.

Tiny Mud pot. WOW! So beautiful!

Side view! I pay my great respect to the female potter wasp… Incredible job!

Back view! Great Architect! The power of nature!

Apparently, the adult female chosen the “Mud” and mixed with her saliva to build the tiny pot from bottom.

What is this for?

She build these perfect small pot to contain her egg, 1 egg per pot. She’ll take a few hours to complete the pot.

After she lay egg, she hunts for food, e.g. tiny caterpillars, which she paralyzes and stuffs into the pot until there’s no room for any more.

The larva hatches in a few weeks, consumes the caterpillars, and makes itself a cocoon.

The baby insect eats its way out of the pot and goes on to live the short life of an adult potter wasp.

If you see any of this tiny pot, Please do not destroy on disturb the nest as Potter wasps are very beneficial parasites on insects. Love them!

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Even an insect shown us on the “Mother’s Love” and also amazing skill to build her nest without any training.

All Living beings has Buddha Nature. Love them, protect them! 

“The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.”

By Buddha

9 responses to “Tiny Mud Pot by Potter Wasp!

  1. Isn’t it remarkable that the nest is in your yoga and mediation room… : ) …When we had a guest visiting….he’s a monk….there were sooo many birds and other animals outside the bedroom window where he was staying…he says that happens all the time…animals sense that calm and safe nature. Your photos of the nest are remarkable…what special animals the potter wasps are.

  2. I have a few pics of the wasp making the mud home on my blog. They are really interesting to watch as they fly away and return several times, very carefully building their mud nest and then returning with the food for their baby etc. It was truely amazing to watch the process.

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