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Who Wants a Wasp Waist?

"Around 250 million years ago, at the start of the Triassic period, a species of insect evolved to have a narrow waist, called a petiole. This...

The mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium, sporting its
The mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium, sporting its "wasp waist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium, sporting its "wasp waist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 5:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Now That's a Wasp Waist!

You've heard the expression, "wasp waist," in reference to someone's tiny waist? Well, all you need do is look at the waist of the mud dauber wasp,...

Mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mud dauber wasp, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the thin waist of the mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Note the thin waist of the mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the thin waist of the mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off to find a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Off to find a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off to find a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

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