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Olympusman
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What is this?

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Appears to be some kind of paper wasp structure. Completely hollow. The opening appears to be on the right side. Found on the sidewalk in front of my house.

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Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Post by MarkSturtevant »

That is the remains of the tubular entrance from a bald faced hornets nest. During an early phase of nest construction, their nests can have this tubular entrance. I do not know if they always do this.
Here is an example:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/781412
Later they are remodeled to be the football shaped nest.
Mark Sturtevant
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Post by Olympusman »

Mark. Thanks for the information. Very interesting.

Regards
Mike
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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