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Polistes dominulus

Polistes dominulus
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Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-08 5:53
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Polistes dominulus

The wasps (of the Latin vespa) are insects himenópteros winged with sting. They are relatives of the bees and ants. They can live in solitary form or in group. They differ from the bees in which they do not lose his sting on having stung and do not produce honey. Wasps exist without sting, these do not sting and have the blue or greenish eyes. It is said that they fly 100 daily kilometers at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

These black and yellow wasps construct nests of role in the shape of ball in attics or under ground. To make the role with which they do the nest, the common wasps chew the fibers of the dead wood and form a pasta. An alone queen begins to create the nest, but soon it transfers the work to a number increasing of workers. The nests can lodge up to 5000 workers and have a diameter of 50 cm. The workers die in winter, but new queens survive up to the following spring. The wasps yellow jacket American, related with this wasp, live of similar form.

After putting his eggs, the queen has no time to sting the people. She only devotes herself to the mother's works, which him take next to one month, until the larva goes out of his cell.

In this plant with many mature berries there were several groups stuffing itself of eating. The day was clouded and windy that's why the photo is not very clear.

Enjoy your meal!

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