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A potter wasp mama puts the final touches on her vessel-like clay nest, and lays an egg inside. These beneficial insect ceramicists are not aggressive and can help protect nearby plants from caterpillar damage. So if you see a tiny pot appear unexpectedly in your garden, you might want to leave it be!

Potter wasp mama finishing her nest

Side view of the potter wasp's nest

Opening of the potter wasp nest

Potter wasp mama laying her egg inside the nest

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