Spider Wasp nests These are the nest chambers of a type of spider hunting wasp that stocks each mud chamber with a paralyzed spider and then lays her egg on it. Upon hatching, the larva eats the spider and pupates in the mud chamber. These were under one of the cover boards along the wildlife enhancement trail. NC State Museum of Natural Sciences
"The sting of the Hawkwasp is likened to being electrocuted, or having your blood replaced by fire. One researcher said the pain is so excruciating, it removes your ability to do practically anything, except possibly scream." I would just die!