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Podalonia


Podalonia
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-23 1:37
Viewed: 2784
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female Podalonia, probably P. affinis, observed on the top of Mont Aigoual.
The species feeds its larvae with paralyzed caterpillars from the family noctuidae, especially those species that feed on the roots of plants and therefore live in the ground. That's why the wasp can often be observed walking around, busily ausculting the soil with its antennae.
For those who read French :
http://www.e-fabre.com/e-texts/souvenirs_entomologiques/sens_inconnu.htm
although the discussion in there is obsolete, as we now know there is no "unknown sense" involved ! But a description by Fabre is always worth reading...


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hello Philippe
very nice composition wirh great details and lovely colours
great shot
greeting lou

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