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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Bush - Part 11

Sand Wasps can be very easily confused with Yellow Jackets but they do not have yellow legs or the yellow markings on the head and thorax.
Females dig multi-celled nests in the sand and provision it progressively with flies The nest is seal when the larvae are almost mature.
I got there just too late!! This katydid was busy emerging when I saw it but I managed to at least capture the final part.
The white shell is much smaller than the katydid and I always wonder how they fitted into it. we have about 160 species here of which about 2/3 are endemic.

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