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Sand Wasp (Hietapistišinen, Spenslig sandstekel, Red-banded Sand Wasp)

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Thia was taken at Dungeness on the 20th of June. The Red-banded Sand Wasp excavate first a nest for her larva. After that Red-banded Sand Wasp hunt a caterpillar, often moth caterpillar. The female wasp paralyses the caterpillar but the caterpillar remains alive. Then the wasp carries the caterpillar to the nest. Wasp deposits an egg on the caterpillar. The development of the larva of the wasp is rapid. The larva of the sand wasp is full size after 10 days.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, motorsportpictures, DOGSBODY and 23 more


motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 9:46AM
WOW, what a stunning macro, amazing details.

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DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
29 Jun 2009 9:48AM
Excellent closeup work. Andy
maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
29 Jun 2009 10:07AM
Quite amazing detail so clear and great colour, very interesting write up, thanks.
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 10:33AM
Super macro shot wonderful detail and colours and thanks for the write up
lesgoodey 14 5 1 England
29 Jun 2009 10:44AM
Great macro.
fossilized 15 79 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 11:14AM
What an interesting shot.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
29 Jun 2009 12:30PM
great shot must get my self a ring flash
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 12:31PM
What a cracking image.
madbob 14 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 1:00PM
ace detail
martinjp 10 2 3 England
29 Jun 2009 1:21PM
brilliant write up of a lovely image...

Growmore 10 4 3 England
29 Jun 2009 1:28PM
Superb and well detailed close up.
harrattp 12 11 4 England
29 Jun 2009 8:14PM
Well researched and well captured Sue.

29 Jun 2009 11:59PM
Hi all thanks for the lovely comments.


CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
30 Sep 2009 7:07AM
An amazing macro, full of gruesome detail! Carol
1 Oct 2009 6:23AM
Hi Carol




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