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Zeta argillaceum

Zeta argillaceum
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Extension Tube
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-28 17:13
Viewed: 3465
Points: 12
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Zeta argillaceum

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Zeta argillaceum is one of the most common species of potter wasp in South America. It is found throughout
the continent and as far north as Mexico and the southern United States (where it is thought to have been accidentally introduced).

This wasp adapts easily to habitat change and the nests are a common sight, often in small groups, attached to the walls of buildings in urban areas. The nest cell is roughly spherical, up to 18 mm in diameter, with a single small entrance hole. A single egg is laid in each cell: the adult wasp stocks the cell with paralyzed living food (usually geometrid moth larvae) for the emerging wasp larva to feed on. The nest is only used once by Z. argillaceum but is often reused by other potter wasps such as Pachodynerus spp.

Z. argillaceum is often affected by parasitoids such as the eulophid Melittobia australica.


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Super macro. Good side view with clear background and excellent detail.
Very good to see all the fine details of this interesting insect.
regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-29 4:08]

Hello Paulo,
A macro in splendid saturated colours and superb sharpness. Great POV and composition. Beautiful blurred background.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-29 9:10]

super macro capture!

Paulo this is GREAT!!
i like this picture with his super sharpness
great details and beautiful colours with nice light
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Paulo, great macro of fantastic wasp, wonderful colors, lovely blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-30 12:57]

Bela foto com cores atraentes e nitidez e composição muito boa, belo trabalho de macro,um PV ótimo, meus parabéns por esta bela foto.

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