Mud Dauber Wasps
Mud dauber wasp is a name given to a number of wasps that build their nest out of mud. Other common names used are dirt digger, dirt dobber, dirt diver and mud wasp. The more common mud dauber wasps are the black organ pipe mud dauber, the iridescent blue mud dauber and the black and yellow mud dauber. Mud dauber wasps are generally long and slim with some having a waist like a thread. The name mud dauber has been given to this wasps as a result of the nests they make, being made from mud. The majority of mud dauber wasps are not very aggressive, however they do pose another threat, a threat to aircraft operations. Mud dauber wasps like to nest in small openings and tubes, much like the ones that make up a pilots static systems such as the airspeed indicator, altimeter and the vertical speed indicator.