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|From my backyard:|
It's not a wasp ! It's a 12 mm long female Cuckoo bee (Hymenoptera; Apidae; Nomada lathburiana Kirby 1802; Rothaarige Wespenbiene). The female rarely sits still, always on the prowl for a wild bee nesting site. It lays an egg into a freshly built Andrena bee tube, Cuckoo-fashion.
ID: Nomada species are difficult to tell apart and I might be wrong with N. lathburiana, since reddish hair occurs in other Nomada species as well.
To get the photography of this rare animal right I had to capture the bee with a net and let it fly again at the window, sorry for that.
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- [2012-05-12 7:07]
I have read your note with interest. You have done all right. Amazing close-up with terrific BG, great details and lovely warm colors. Diagonal composition is also looked nicely. My warm regards and TFS.
- [2012-05-12 9:22]
I've read your note and admire your work. Perfectly visible all the details of body.
Une superbe prise de vue, belle qualité de détails et bon rendu des couleurs.
great macro shot with good sharpness and wonderful details. I also like the fine use of flash and the beautiful colours.
- [2012-05-12 14:43]
Magnífica imagem com um trabalho de macro muito bom parabéns por esta bela foto.