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Hungry Potter Wasp

Hungry Potter Wasp
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-19 5:02
Viewed: 969
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My heart goes out to these poor critters still surviving despite freezing cold here in north India. After a couple of rainy days, it was a bright and sunny day today. However, the wind was icy cold. On the wet spot near the duck pond where wild flowers are still growing, I noticed this Potter Wasp pouncing on the flowers in apparent hunger. This picture shows how its head is buried in the tiny flower.

Potter wasps (or mason wasps), the Eumeninae, are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated as a subfamily of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized in the past as a separate family, Eumenidae.


Potter wasps are the most diverse subfamily of vespids, with more than 200 genera, and contain the vast majority of species in the family (more than 3200 species from a total of about 4500 in the whole family). The overwhelming morphological diversity of the potter wasp species is reflected in the proliferation of genera described to group them into more manageable groups.


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Hello Ram

Excellent macro of this insect in action, with fine POV,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-19 9:38]

Hello Ram,
Your Potter Wasp is not only hungry, it is very colorful as well. Sharply focused and displaying plenty of detail. It has been a very mild winter here in Ohio so far. I can still find stink bugs on fairly warm days when the sun is shining. Thank you for sharing this beautiful wasp with us.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-01-20 4:18]

Hi Ram,good macro showing us this curious wasp,one of the most colorful that i never seen,bright colors and good sharpness from the best POV.Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

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