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By George W. Peckham, Elizabeth G. Peckham, John Burroughs

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Wasps: Social And Solitary (1905)

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Having kept close track not only of the numbers, but of the hours, each count being five made to cover we were minutes, able to calculate that an average trip occu- pied forty-three minutes. When we met these wasps garden seemed never they to the in be hurry- ing, and had the of amusing air them- selves ; but they PAPER NEST WITH SIDE REMOVED TO must SHOW CONSTRUCTION OF COMBS be faithful workers to accomplish so much. lished that The when food curious fact has been estab- is very plentiful the workers II AND SOLITARY WASPS, SOCIAL begin to lay male eggs, thus taking from the queen a and leaving her part of her burden neuters and females.

In life and no idea to have no mission But when the of duty. air was clear and bright and the mercury rose higher and higher, all was changed. Their favorite working hours were from eleven in the morning to three in the afternoon, and when they did work they threw It was well that it was so, for their whole souls into they certainly needed it. all and perseverance that they could muster for such wearisome and disappointing labor. Hour after the enthusiasm hour was passed to show on the at the end of it.

To their loads until they settle This habit down may perhaps make them a factor in extending the boundaries of plant distribution, both under ordinary conditions and when, as must often happen with flying so high, they are blown little creatures to long distances from home. Having kept close track not only of the numbers, but of the hours, each count being five made to cover we were minutes, able to calculate that an average trip occu- pied forty-three minutes. When we met these wasps garden seemed never they to the in be hurry- ing, and had the of amusing air them- selves ; but they PAPER NEST WITH SIDE REMOVED TO must SHOW CONSTRUCTION OF COMBS be faithful workers to accomplish so much.

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