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    Burrowing pest?

    I made an odd discovery this morning:



    It seems something burrowed into this pot through one of the drain holes I drilled. Inspecting the others it looks like the creature may have exited through another one. Has anyone experienced this before or have any idea what might have done this?

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    If you hadn't drilled the hole I would have suspected it was a carpenter bee (usually bores 1/2" diameter holes).
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    Off the top of my head, I'd guess a member of the Family Hymenoptera. The size of the hole could have an impact on just which type.

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    I believe I used a 1/4" drill bit. The possibility of a carpenter bee was brought up elsewhere but it is actually a plastic pot, just made to look like wood.

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    Bumbles would still be likely candidates as would some of the solitary bees and solitary wasps.
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    I doubt a bumblebee could fit through that hole so it must be a smaller bee or wasp. Sounds like it's harmless though, whatever has been digging. Thanks for the information.

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