Wasps & Hornets

Challenge #37 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us those insects we refer to as wasps, or their larger relatives, hornets. (Order Hymenoptera.) Often they aren't so friendly to those of us who accidentally encounter them or their nests. However, they are very useful, as parasitizers to control most pest insects. Macro and close-up shots welcome. The wasps or hornets, must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, tending their nests, or just doing what they do; NOT under studio lights. No bees, flies or spiders etc. Check Wikipedia for more information about wasps and hornets, or http://bugguide.net/node/view/59/bgpage SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Yellow Jacket Wasp (vespula vulgaris)
Belonogaster dubia
Bald-Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
Wasps & Hornets
Scolid Wasp
Hornet mirror
Hornet Challenge
Too Close
Etetés (Feed)
Wasp in flower paradise
Matching Colors
Hornet eats a bug for lunch
Median Wasp
get closer, please
wasp
Paper Wasp
Sleeping Wasp's
Challenge
Thirst
Paper Wasp
GoldenWaspOnAster
Thirsty!
Hungry and searching for food
Wasp B
Paper Wasp
Protein Time!
Ground Wasp on the hunt...
Wasp
Wasp On Hibiscus Plant
early hatch
Wasp on echinops flower
Home in the Clothesline Rack.....
Thirsty Black Wasp on a hot summer day...
Red Wasp on green
Unknown Wasp
Queen Attack 1a
Swarming Behavior
Red Dawn
Abutilon Hybriden & Wasp
Tiger on a bloom
On the white flowers
Airborne with Lunch
Twins
A Red Wasp Eating Oak Sap
Wasp on a Rose
keep distance
Ebony flowering
Širšuolas / European hornet
David and Goliath
Thirsty.
Yellow Jacket on Mint
Eating wood
Thirsty Beastie
Banquet
The secret world of wasps
WaspY
There are no places like home.
Sand Wasp
wasp on the yellow flower
Guepe
Wasps
Japanese Giant Hornet
Wasp
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Ichneumon Wasp
European Wasp, or Yellow Jacket
Flower Wasp
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