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 Post subject: Re: Red wasp - specific name wanted!
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Hey CC ---Had to LOL @ the pennies story. :D :D I once stood on a rock that moved when I did and underneath I disturbed a nest of very very similar looking wasps to that one. Unlike a bee that gets to sting you once , these little suckers keep coming back for more.I just had a fleeting image of what my legs would have looked like with coins taped all over them. :lol: :lol: I was actually hospitalized after that incident from so many stings and intravenous cortisone and a whack of anti histamine jabs saved my very sorry for itself behind. Ill remember to whip out my wallet and the duct tape next time I get zapped though as long as its a single :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Red wasp - specific name wanted!
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These guys have a well deserved reputation ... they are some of the most aggressive wasps around here. As many a child can tell you ... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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I saw these two critters — the dark one is an insect for sure, but I'm not so sure about the pale pink critter :? — "interacting" near the Venus Pool at Cape Point in March 2010. I've no idea about either, so am hoping that someone can help with an ID?

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
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It def looks like a wasp and the pinkish one like a spider. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Hi arks

This looks to be a species of spider hunting wasp and the spider a rain spider.
The wasp will have stung the spider and paralyzed it and will then take it back to its burrow or built nest where the wasp will then lay an egg on the spider and this will be food for the larva when it hatches.


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 Post subject: Re: Insect: Wasps
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Paper wasps get their name from their papery multi-celled nests that they build using chewed-up wood mixed with their saliva. They nest pillar that attaches it to a sturdy support is contructed first.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect: Wasps
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The female bee wolf builds a multi-celled nest in bare sandy soil. The cells are stocked with mostly common honey bees that are ambushed at flowers.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Does anyone knoe the exact name of this wasp (if it is a wasp, but I think so..) ? I saw this beautiful insect while I was doing the Rhino walk in Berg n Dal in November.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Flying Cheetah's wasp could be a Synagris analis.

I think that Kjii"s first picture is a Sunflower seed bug. Agonoscelis versicoloratus. Very pretty little thing, but can be a pest if you grow sunflowers.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect: Wasps
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I am not sure, but I think this is a wasp. It was crossing the main road 20 kilometers North of Mopani. It moved amazingly fast, towing this big spider.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect: Wasps
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Wow what an incredible sighting!!!

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