Nesting Behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): Extended Parental Care in an Australian Mason Wasp
Mating in A. ephippium. (a) Marked male attending a nest where the female is resting in her nest entrance. (b) Copulation on the nest; note the female’s exerted sting. (c) Another pair mating on their nest. (d, courtesy of Bonnie Heim) Male has landed on a female obtaining water at the small pool.