Female wasp exploring an exit hole in ring-barked Sycamore.

Female wasp exploring an exit hole in ring-barked Sycamore.

Observation - Female wasp exploring an exit hole in ring-barked Sycamore.. Description: The wasp was persistent in its exploration during the 15 minute period in which I observed it; it twice moved away from the hole and then returned. Whatever purpose was served by this activity obviously did not involve the immediate use of the wasp’s ovi

The wasp was persistent in its exploration during the 15 minute period in which I observed it; it twice moved away from the hole and then returned. Whatever purpose was served by this activity obviously did not involve the immediate use of the wasp’s ovipositor.