WONDER #2430: What Insect Builds a Mud Nest?

Question 1 of 3

It’s the ______________ mud dauber wasps that build their nests.

  1. largest
  2. smallest
  3. male
  4. female

Question 2 of 3

Why do mud dauber wasps leave paralyzed spiders in their nests?

  1. To keep them away from their eggs.
  2. So that larvae can eat them after hatching.
  3. To trap the spiders so they can’t bite people.
  4. Mud dauber wasps do not leave paralyzed spiders in their nests.

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how to raise a mud dauber wasp as a pet.
  2. ways to safely remove mud dauber nests from your home.
  3. mud dauber wasps, which build their nests out of mud and rarely sting humans.
  4. why mud dauber wasps build their nests in sheltered areas.

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