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I made an odd discovery this morning:

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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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