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Tag Archives: Vespidae
09.02.2022 Fighting Frustration
This Mason Wasp-Parancistrocerus sp (possibly) was going from flower to flower on this American Burnweed-Erechtites hieraciifolius trying for some pollen in our yard. Eventually these flowers do open a bit more but for now the going was difficult.
Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Flora, Insect Behavior, Insects, macro photography, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts Tagged Aculeata, American burnweed, Amherst, Erechtites hieraciifolius, Hymenoptera, insect, Mason Wasp, Massachusetts, native flowers, native plant, New England, Parancistrocerus sp, Vespidae, Vespoidea, western massachusetts, Wildflowers 10 Comments
08.26.2022- Green Eyes
I found the eyes of this Northern Paper Wasp-Polistes fuscatus to be very attractive especially with the lightly colored face. Just look at them. I can tell you from personal experience, so far, that they are not at all aggressive. … Continue reading
07.10.2021 Incoming!!! Run for your Life!
The last thing you see before OW! Go ahead…click it, I dare you. LOL Another shot of a Bald-faced Yellowjacket-aka Bald-faced Hornet-Dolichovespula maculata.
Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Insects, macro photography, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts Tagged Amherst, Bald-faced Aerial Yellowjacket, bald-faced hornet, Bald-faced Yellowjacket, Dolichovespula maculata, Hymenoptera, Massachusetts, New England, Vespidae, western massachusetts 38 Comments
08.26.2020 Wasp Wednesday
We had a brief downpour yesterday which, although short-lived, gave us a bit of relief from the heat and some much needed moisture. While there was still just a light drizzle coming down I went out looking for insects and … Continue reading