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QUESTION: Will wasps really eat webworms if the nest is torn open with a stick?

ANSWER: Absolutely!! Seeing is believing:

Webworms can devour leaves of pecans and this mulberry

They expand their nest for protection and eat towards the outside of the leaf.

If a hole is made in the web wasps appear out of nowhere to 'take care of business'.

They look for an opening.... their prey....

. ...and drag them out of the nest.

That is when the good eating begins!!.

As my friend Curtis shows me when these fellows are not enjoying webworms they will devour a fuzzy caterpillar ......

. ...guts and all!!!



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