bonitin's Brazilian Bugs forum: Wasps

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Feb 11, 2011 6:50 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Wasps

Comments here please

I'll start with this striking beauty I met on three occasions..

Digonocryptus species- Ichneumonidae. My thanks to Techuser (Joao Burini) for the ID!
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Also a female on another day..
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And a male..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 11, 2011 6:59 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
In Leana's garden I saw a few times these slim yellow and black striped wasps feeding on the wildflowers growing in the 'lawn'..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 11, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
a similar one..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 9:51 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A very special one with brightly coloured and hairy wings, very unusual for a wasp!
No identification was possible so far but according to Christian from Hymis it looks like an Ichneumonidae or Braconidae sp.
http://www.forum.hymis.de/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4172
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Nest-building wasps I met on two occasations..
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This nest is in a further development, you can see the wasp larvae in the cells..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Another species but building nests in a similar way..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
I'm not sure but I think this one is also starting a nest..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Just a guess, but I wonder if this wasp is applying some sticky stuff serving as a glue for a nest to make..it doesn't look like water to me..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Very different the style of nest attached to a tree stem by this specie on a wild beach by the sea..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Very artful lace like nest of which I'm not sure whether it belongs to wasps or bees, it looked abandoned..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 11:23 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A gathering of wasps on the underside of one single Hibiscus leaf!
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less on the upperside..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 11:30 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Sunny coloured pretty one..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 11:37 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Probably closely related feasting on a piece of Banana put up by me Big Grin
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in company ....
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Similar in shape too..

Apoica pallens. My thanks to Techuser (Joao Burini) for the ID!
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Imagebonitin
Feb 20, 2011 11:49 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
And another relative..
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