Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Red Wasps

Life in Oxford, Mississippi and the battles that rage in my garden.

the wee beast himself

Above you see the Red Wasp, particularly numerous around the McCain Compound. His Latin name Polistes carolina. He has a wonderful skill which I have observed many times this summer. He will kill and eat a tomato worm.

the crimminal, infamous, Tomato worm

It is like this you see, anyone or thing that will kill and eat a Tomato Worm is OK in my book. Several tomato worms can ruin a garden in a matter of days, almost as bad a deer.

Tomato worms are huge evil beast and how the red wasp can consume one and then fly off is one of God's great mysteries, yet they do it as I've seen the lads at work.

I'd just like to say well done to them all.

1 comment:

AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

our yard is full of these red wasps.. and carpenter bees too. But to the point I can't go anywhere without finding them in my van and them and the bees swarming both entrances and exits to my house.. Kids are too afraid to play outside due to this. any suggestions on keeping them away from the doors to my house, and van?