new wasps and others

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new wasps and others

I started my walk around the garden with my zoom lens. After seeing what was happening here, I changed to the 90 mm macro with my five diopter APO lens on the front.

The new wasps were running around looking for more to emerge.

The action was fast.

One of the great features of this set up is, I still have auto focus or any of the other settings that come with that lens and camera. I do lose infinity focus.

This little orb spider is a male and is in the right place at the right time.

He is eating a wasp and has one in the web, all wrapped up for later.

Some of the male wasps may have been looking for a chance to mate.

I think there may be two emerging at the same time with help from the earlier ones.

This is the common spotted lady bird beetle that eats aphids.

Harmonia conformis Family Coccinellidae

I shot all these photos from the same spot sitting on my walk stool

This one is also an aphid eating one.

Striped Ladybird Beetle - Micraspis frenata

This one is here for the mold on the leaves.

Fungus-eating Ladybird Beetle -

This is the larva of the fungus eating lady bird beetle.  This one is near ready to form a pupa.

I was able to hold the leaf in a position to get a lateral shot.  I held the camera in one hand.

This is a different species of wasp.

It's color pattern is like a common family of Ichneumonidae but the wing veins look like it is a Braconid wasp.  I thought it might be there to lay eggs in aphids but it may have been searching for caterpillars to lay eggs in.

I think it may have laid an  egg in this aphid.  It only takes a second.

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