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Ancistrocerus trifasciatus

Ancistrocerus trifasciatus
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Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-10 11:43
Viewed: 1673
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (I think) is a wasp belonging to the family Vespidae, subfamily Eumeninae. This genus is difficult to classify. Adults feed on nectar. To do this, when they can not access the inside of the flower (in tubular flowers), wasp bites corolla with their mandibles until it can take the nectar.
This adult is doing in these flowers of Hebe andersonii. If we look carefully we can see how the flower beneath the wasp is the piece of cut corolla.
When they make their nests, are hunters larvae of butterflies and moths.
So it is important not missing near our garden and our fruit trees.

Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (yo creo) es una avispa perteneciente a la familia Vespidae, subfamilia Eumeninae. Este género es difícil de clasificar. Los adultos se alimentan de néctar. Para ello, cuando no pueden acceder al interior de la flor (en flores tubulares), muerden la corola con sus mandíbulas hasta poder coger el nectar.
Este adulto lo está haciendo en estas flores de Hebe andersonii. Si miramos con cuidado podemos ver como en la flor que está debajo de la avispa está el trozo de corola cortado.
Cuando hacen los nidos, son cazadores de larvas de mariposas y polillas.
Por eso es importante que no falten cerca de nuestra huerta y nuestros árboles frutales.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-10 11:57]

Hi Roberto,truly a professional macro,great capture of this wasp despite the difficult location,i like the perfect colors wedding made by purple and yellow.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Roberto
very nice macro ,and good details of this wasp
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Roberto, great macro of lovely busy wasp, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto
Wonderful macro with great detail and colour.
Best wishes,

hallo Roberto
照的清晰 很漂亮的蜜蜂
這特寫鏡頭真是漂亮 照的美麗極了
蜜蜂的顏色鮮豔 整體都很清楚
光線亮麗 那紫色的花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Roberto,
Well captured this beautiful coloured Wasp.Mainly in summer I notice them in our yard and roof.Nice colour and sharpness.Good details too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Roberto
Interesting macro with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hermosa composición macro, Roberto!!!
(Qué bueno hablar en español, porque soy argentino y tu país mi madre patria).
Un abrazo grande
Hernán Ernesto Bortondello

Beautiful macro shot.

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