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Friday June 29, 2012

Terre Haute, IN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: THe picture is not so great, but what kind of wasps are these and why are they swarming on my pond? We have had these ponds for seven years and I've never seen so many wasps out there, even honeybees, sitting on the water. And they have been there since it got warm, not just in this heat wave.

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4. rds817
5:36 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
Netting keeps the leaves out and helps to deter herons. However, it's also killed a few fish, frogs and one hawk, unfortunately.
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3. ChrisAnthemum
5:18 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
They look like two kinds of paper wasps, and I think they are just thirsty. Is that plastic netting you have over the pond?
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2. Ralfo
5:45 PM GMT on July 04, 2012
I know them as Yellow Jacket Wasps. As per Nita and it could be that they are collecting mosquito larva's. BUT! If so, Be Careful, you don't want mosquitoes. They can get you sick if they bite you! Ralf. P.S. Change the water or something that will kill them!!!
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1. Nita
4:39 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
I don't know what kind of insect they are, but we are having the same thing here in central Ill. The bees and wasps are swarming over any water they can find. It has been so dry here for months that I guess birdbaths and ponds is all the water they can find close by. Sad!
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