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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 27.2 December 2015

The Heath Potter Wasp: a detailed study

By - John Walters

After six years of close observation, the author is able to paint a detailed picture of the engineering skills of this solitary wasp. 

The Heath Potter Wasp Eumenes coarctatus is a fascinating inhabitant of heathlands in southern England. It belongs to the solitary-wasp family Eumenidae, all of which use mud to construct their nests. Of the 21 species currently resident in Britain, this is the only one that constructs beautiful clay pot nests attached to vegetation. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist