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What

Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:25 PM CET

Description

Wasp on rosemary flower

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What

Umbrella Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:26 PM CET

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What

Bees Epifamily Anthophila

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:28 PM CET

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Square

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:33 PM CET

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What

Ichneumonid and Braconid Wasps Superfamily Ichneumonoidea

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:40 PM CET

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:44 PM CET

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 01:55 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:01 PM CET

Description

Wasp feeding (on fungus?) on a Napier grass leaf. Length: c. 4.6 mm.

Unlike most hymenoptera, this individual was really chilled - it remained feeding at the same patch for over 30 minutes! Advances by larger insects that showed an interest in its patch were dismissed by merely raising the nearest rear leg and waving it at the intruder (all retreated rapidly, rather than take on the spine at the end of the tibia)!

Photos / Sounds

What

Umbrella Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:10 PM CET

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies Superfamily Tephritoidea

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:10 PM CET

Description

Small flies (c. 8 mm) attracted to fungus growing on Napier grass

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:25 PM CET

Description

Chalcid on Napier grass - seen at the same time as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27315543 and within a metre of that observation - this one was larger (c. 6.4 mm) and had a darker thorax; probably the same species??

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:28 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:30 PM CET

Description

Wasp on Napier grass leaf - Length c. 8.6 mm.