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Sceliphron destillatorium

Sceliphron destillatorium
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-28 7:53
Viewed: 1348
Points: 14
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Sceliphron is a genus of Hymenoptera of the Sphecidae family of wasps, commonly referred to as mud daubers. They are solitary and build nests made of mud. Nests are frequently constructed in shaded niches, often just inside of windows or vent openings, and it may take a female only a day to construct a cell requiring dozens of trips carrying mud. Females will add new cells one by one to the nest after each cell is provisioned. They provision these nests with spiders, such as crab spiders, orb-weaver spiders and jumping spiders in particular, as food for the developing larvae. Each mud cell contains one egg and is provided with several prey items. Females of some species lay a modest average of 15 eggs over their whole lifespan. Various parasites attack these nests, including several species of cuckoo wasps, primarily by sneaking into the nest while the resident mud dauber is out foraging.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-28 9:18]

Hi Jiri,great memory of your italian trip,a specie not often seen on TN taken in a fantastic way,the best sharpness in the best exposure,great shot! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Jiri
super good picture with great sharpness and nice light

Happy new year and very good Health

gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-28 11:44]

Hello Jiri,
Very nice macro in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful saturated colors. Well chosen composition.

Hello Jiri,

Very common species in India. Well captured this macro shot. Good details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-29 9:00]

Hi Jiri,
Very good macro ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Happy New Year with good health to you and Family,

Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic wasp, excellent sharpness, splendid details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

SUPERB capture with excellent sharpness.

Beautiful macro Jiri.
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

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