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Have you heard of "sting operation"? Ropalidia Marginata - Indian Wasp - an Old World species of Paper Wasp.<br />
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Have you heard of "sting operation"?

Ropalidia Marginata - Indian Wasp - an Old World species of Paper Wasp.

If I got any closer than this to them, things might get a bit too painful.

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  1. You're sharing an incredible series, Avinash! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdie :D

      I hope I get to share more amazing, educational images here in the coming days. It is amazing what a Macro reversal ring can help a passionate photographer achieve! I have a whole new world to discover ahead.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. That sounds like my music to my ears!

        Does that mean you only just started with macro?
        Posted 7 years ago
        1. I have done a few close-up shots before, but only the ones I've shot recently can seriously be added to the Macro / Super-macro genre. So, yes! :) Posted 7 years ago
          1. You are quite the talent in macro then! Posted 7 years ago
            1. I sure hope to be, but only time will tell! There is so much to learn.. Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago

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Ropalidia marginata is an Old World species of paper wasp found in Pakistan, peninsular India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia and Australia. It was originally described by Fabricius in 1793 under the name Vespa ferruginea, but that name was preoccupied, so the oldest available name for the species is that given to it later by Lepeletier in 1836. One of its subspecies, R. marginata jucunda from New Guinea and Australia, was described in 1898, and two others, R. marginata rufitarsis from Myanmar and R... more

Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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Uploaded Sep 10, 2015. Captured Sep 10, 2015 12:12 in 5th Cross Rd, MEI Colony, Phase 3, Peenya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560058, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm