I found this on one of my oncidium intergenerics one morning during the cold weather we had a couple of weeks ago. It didn't seem to mind me blowing on it to warm and dry it. I haven't seen it since, but read that paper wasps can be beneficial in controlling aphids and other harmful insects.

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  1. John Small
    about 2 months ago
    Hi, Alex. Apparently, they inject their eggs into the aphids and when the larvae develop, they eat their way out of the aphid. Also, they eat caterpillars and feed the chewed up pieces to their young. I saw the little thing and he wa shardly moving, but as I blew gently on him, he began to stir a little. As the sun began to warm the air, he eventually disappeared. They also are known as umbrella wasps, because their nest hangs down from a single stalk.
  2. Alex Maximiano
    2 months ago
    This is really interesting.

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