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    Default unexpected pollinator Mybones Caribbean Wasp

    We removed and dissembled a Mybones Caribbean Wasp nest while in Grenada. Amazingly, there was nectar and processed honey at the periphery of the brood nest. Dr. Kerr took the wasps and nest back to his University of Florida lab for analysis.
    The tree is a nutmeg and unrelated to the Mybones story.
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    Default Re: unexpected pollinator Mybones Caribbean Wasp

    Vespidae, Polistinae, Polybia occidentalis, “maribunta” or “Mybone” .
    I think “Mybone” is a corruption of maribunta or the Spanish Marabunta, a large South American spider wasp.
    Dr. William H. Kern, Jr.
    Associate Professor
    Entomology and Nematology Dept.
    Ft. Lauderdale R.E.C., IFAS, UF

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    Default Re: unexpected pollinator Mybones Caribbean Wasp

    Don't let an idiot researcher pull the excludesrs this time.

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