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Woodworking Wasp

24 Sept 2011 Update
This wasp is actually called a Lesser Banded Hornet 
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Normally I spot the orange wasp drinking nectar.
Today I found one working hard on a wooden cable drum.
It appeared to be doing some woodworking.
I'll call this a Woodworking Wasp.


This wasp is scraping wood with its strong jaws.


The wasp rolled the wood pieces it scraped into a ball, sticking them together with saliva.


After quite a few minutes of scraping, it eventually flew away with its precious wooden ball.


The wasp flew around Pichu for a while, probably looking for an ideal spot to build its nest.


Pichu found that to be humorous.
Silly little wasp.

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21 comments:

  1. Your insect photos are so awesome.

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  2. Wow, great shots. You are showing so much details in these macros.

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  3. Fascinating to watch this little creature at work! Great photos!

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  4. So interesting! I love the photos - they're amazing!

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  5. Great macros! My fav is the first - love the composition and colors!

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  6. Oh my so this is the look of a wasp. I like that yellow color in the middle of the wasp body. Poor guy he is working hard. ^_^ Thanks for the visit!

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  7. What wonderful macros these are, and Pichu is adorable!

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a fantastic day!

    lisa.

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  8. Fantastic images, One! I didn't know this was called the Woodworking wasp! They fly around the sponge gourd vine and the guavas most part of the day.

    So that's what Pichu was looking at!!

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  9. Great shots, fantastic details ...
    LG: Karin

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  10. What fantastic macros - amazing!

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  11. You have captured some fantastic details of this insect. He looks so busy! Happy Macro Monday

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  12. The details in these are incredible! Great captures!

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  13. Wow, incredible details and macro shots! And I love your description to each..

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  14. those things are huge and they hurt and are from Texas, as I learned here in MN. as we had one in my store. Great shots.

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  15. Great photos of a hard-working wasp!

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