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Ammophila sabulosa

Digger Wasps are not closely related to the Spider Wasps, but behave accordingly. They are not very specialized and use all kinds of animals, mainly the larvae of insects , such as butterflies, moths, locusts and flies, but adults and spiders as well. These are paralyzed and then transported to the nest, often a self digged hole in the ground. Some of the better known Digger Wasps have a very characteristic body, and are therefor immediately identified as wasps.

For the larvae may be meat eaters, the adult Sand Digger Wasps feed on pollen! This is a large species, that can be well over two centimeters in length. In the pictures a male feeding.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2012 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sand Digger Wasp
Username:Metro6R4 Metro6R4
Uploaded:21 Sep 2012 - 9:51 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flower, Fly, Marco. pollen, Wings
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 10:20 AM

An extremely detailed and information pre-narrative, which has been supported quite magnificently by this rather remarkable and somewhat scary macro.

Regards Nathan

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SimonGrindle
21 Sep 2012 - 11:11 AM

Cracking Shot, I agree with Nathan: scary macro - I have a phobia of these but the shot is remarkable.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM

Great detail here. Well captured.

Gerry

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 - 4:58 PM

Looks vicious! Grin
Nevertheless it's an incredible good capture! IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 21 Sep 2012 - 4:59 PM

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 6:21 PM

Well captured and nicely detailed with a good intro from you, he is well covered in pollen by the looks

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achieverswales
22 Sep 2012 - 3:36 PM

Another awesome macro image Paul.

Regards

Trev.

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