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Friday, May 8, 2009


We have many species of wasps here so I thought I would post some in order to show hot different they look from each other.

This is a Paper Wasp (Belonogaster dubia).....They catch insects such as caterpillars and then chew them up finely before taking them to their nest for the young larvae to feed on.
...and I don't have a clue on this one which does not appear in my book (Grrrr!!) but I have an idea it is also a paper wasp.
...nor this one....maybe I should just start giving them my own names. LOL!!

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