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Yellow-banded Ichneumon Wasp


Yellow-banded Ichneumon Wasp
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-26 1:56
Viewed: 5961
Points: 10
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Identification
This Ichneumon Wasp has black and yellow stripes on head and thorax. the abdomen is black with five yellow bands. the end part of the abdomen is brownish red. The female has a strong ovipositor that is less than half the body length. The antennae are very long.

Size
body length 20mm

Breeding
The female lays an egg in a caterpillar. When the egg hatches the wasp larva feeds on the caterpillar.

Classification
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Ichneumonidae
Genus: Xanthopimpla
Species: sp
Common Name: Ichneumon Wasp

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3051 W: 3 N: 8565] (39774)
  • [2009-11-26 3:08]

Bonjour,
An excellent picture of this special looking wasp. What a clarity you reached with your picture, the wings for example are amazingly translucid. And a fine composition too. Very well done.
Kind regards
Anne

Perfect capture of this insect with wonderfull colours.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

hello Des hoi
this is a beauty
so good sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
great shoot
greeting lou

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 34 N: 480] (2415)
  • [2009-11-26 9:06]

Very fine details you got here Des. Great capture. Regards,
Francisco

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 279 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-27 1:38]

Hello Des hoi.

A great shot of this beautiful wasp.
Chrystal clear colors and those fine wings.
A pleasure to look at.

Gr. Hans

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