Nature's Place

Sleepy Wasp

Just a little smudge of black on the wood at first sight.

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It occurred to me to stop and look, just in case it was something to shoot.

Because often you don’t know until you get up close what it is.

And it was. She started to move soon after but not enough to fly away.

Yet … But it’s inevitable, every flying creature takes to the wing soon enough.

Gotta work fast sometimes …

Little black wasp found sleeping on a Blue Banded Bee hotel one morning.

© Mark BerkeryClick on those pictures for a closer lookand click again.

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  1. Nil said, on 17/02/2020 at 1:39 am

    :-D

  2. Wandering Cranes said, on 07/02/2020 at 7:44 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Those details are insane. What a cute little thing too.

    • Mark said, on 08/02/2020 at 12:06 am

      Thanks WC… They are amazing little things all right.

  3. kopfundgestalt said, on 07/02/2020 at 7:02 pm

    Especially the look from the side is great . Its the third last.
    I like to be on the same height as the insect.

    • Mark said, on 08/02/2020 at 12:04 am

      Yes, at eye level is more intimate. Conversational …

  4. Ken Walker said, on 07/02/2020 at 9:09 am

    Wonderful images of a sleepy wasp. Notice the notched or strongly emarginate inner eye margins. This is characteristic of the Crabronidae wasp genus called Pison. These are parasitoid wasps which build a mud nest then sting and paralyise a spider which they deposit inside the mud nest and then lay an egg on the alive but sleepy spider. The wasp egg hatches, burrows inside the spider and feeds away until the wasp grub completes its development.

    • Mark said, on 07/02/2020 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Ken. You are right it is a wasp and not a bee.


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