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Wasp ready for take-off I saw this little guy perched on a leaf, rushed to get camera and this was the result Bulgaria,Closeup,European paper wasp,Geotagged,Polistes dominula,Summer,garden,leaf,wasp Click/tap to enlarge

Wasp ready for take-off

I saw this little guy perched on a leaf, rushed to get camera and this was the result

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The European paper wasp is one of the most common and well-known species of social wasps in the genus'' Polistes''. Its diet is more diverse than that of most ''Polistes'' species , making it superior over many others during the shortage of resources. The dominant females are the principal egg layers, while the subordinate females primarily forage and do not lay eggs. This hierarchy is not permanent, though; when the queen is removed from the nest, the second-most dominant female displaces the role.. more

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2014. Captured Jul 17, 2013 11:57 in 5074 100, 6362 Stambolovo, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm