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Black and yellow mud dauber

Sceliphron caementarium

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension

Aster leafhopper

Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org


Size: 3/4 - 1 inch long

Description: Black with mostly yellow legs and yellow markings on its thorax.

Where/When: Construct small nests of mud under overhangs like eaves of buildings. Found around flowers, gardens and mud puddles, and buildings and other sites where they construct their nests; found June through August.

Significance: Not aggressive, stings are rare. Does not harm buildings where they build their nests.

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