Category: wasp

Vespid wasp from Kruger National Park in South…

Vespid wasp from Kruger National Park in South Africa.  This is one that we see periodically taking nips of nectar from some of the trees we study.  No time to look up the species group, but likely it a social species of some kind.  Large too, about the size of a bumblebee in length..,Photo by Erick Hernandez.

A lovely blue green teal spider wasp with purp…

A lovely blue green teal spider wasp with purple highlights and infuscated wings.  Collected in Southern Chile with Laurence Packer.  

Would the public changes its attitude towards …

Would the public changes its attitude towards bees if they realized that they were really just wasps?

Number eight in the Know Your Wild Bees Campaign

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Unknown Wasp species from Hardy County, West V…

Unknown Wasp species from Hardy County, West Virginia…likely an Ichneumonid.  Photograph by Wayne Boo.

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An ichneumonid wasp.

An ichneumonid wasp.

Parasitizes other insects

Am always intrigued by the hot colors on some insects antennae.

Why the two tones, friend?

From Hardy County, WV photo taken by Colby Francoeur.

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Public Bee Servant, sam droege