Mason Bee House trays

Asked June 8, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT

I found what appears to worms nesting my mason bee house trays. Wonder what species they are and if they are infact worms

Washington County Oregon bee health insect identification mason bees

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Experts at Utah State University and Oregon State University agree that it is larvae from the potter wasp (also called a mason wasp) (Vespidae: Eumeninae). They prey on caterpillars.

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