|Copyright: sarah mansoor (nutcracker)
|Date Taken: 2005-08-11|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-08-20 22:34|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Wasp, common name applied to most species of hymenopteran insects (see Hymenoptera), except bees and ants. Insects known as wasps include the sawflies, the parasitic wasps, and the stinging wasps, which are the best known. About 75,000 species of wasps are known, most of them parasitic (see Chalcid; Ichneumon). |
Wasps are characterized by two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor (tube for laying eggs) that may be modified in various ways. In some species one sex may be wingless. In the vegetarian sawflies, the abdomen is broadly attached to the thorax and the ovipositor is rigid; in the higher wasps, the abdomen is flexibly attached to the thorax and the ovipositor is movable. The larvae of parasitic wasps consume the bodies of other insects or, in a few cases, consume plant tissue. Most stinging wasps are predators or scavengers; their ovipositors may be modified to inject venom used for killing prey or for defense.
Unlike social wasps, sawflies and parasitic wasps are free-living-that is, they do not build nests. After depositing their eggs on a host plant or animal, the adult wasps fly off in search of food for themselves or more hosts for their larvae. The eggs are left to develop and hatch on their own. However, some stinging wasps live in societies that are more complex than those of social bees and ants.
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- [2005-08-21 5:01]
Your composition is good , I like the diagonal you have got the wasp on.
NIce details and colour.
Hi Sarah ,
Very nice composition. Sharpnes , color and point of view are realy good.
Thanks for sharing ,