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Delta unguiculatus

Delta unguiculatus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 9:30
Viewed: 1634
Points: 6
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From my backyard- after a long pause

Today with the good weather back I found this magnificient Delta unguiculatus (Villers) of the Vespidae family after an absence of many years. It is not building a mortar cell nor bringing in caterpillars but simply going for nectar on Origanum vulgare. The female here reaches almost 3 cm in length, making it look like a hornet at first sight. It is really a mediterranean species, this explains the occasional absence north of the Alps. A first on TN.

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Hello Dietrich-First time commenting on your picture here in TN.Useful NOTE.Beautiful species you have captured from your yard.But I don't know whether it's a new species or not,because I am not much older here in TN.I also roam about in our yard searching for such insect and most of my species have come from my yard.It looks like almost Indian Vespa.Well details with natural colour.Well managed BG too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar(From kolkata;India)

hallo Dietrich
good picture to show on TN with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-04 14:50]

Interesting species and very nice macro. Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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