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I couldn&#039;t help but upload this super macro of the Wasp because this is the only pic I had which displayed both the eyes and the distinctive black projections (total of three in the form of an equilateral triangle) on its head clearly. Bangalore,Geotagged,India,Indian Wasp,Ropalidia Marginata,Ropalidia marginata,Summer,bite,fly,insect,pain,sting Click/tap to enlarge

I'm here! What's your next wish?

Ropalidia Marginata - Indian Wasp

I couldn't help but upload this super macro of the Wasp because this is the only pic I had which displayed both the eyes and the distinctive black projections (total of three in the form of an equilateral triangle) on its head clearly.

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  1. Awesome closeup, and very well focused! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 6 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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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Sep 18, 2015. Captured Sep 10, 2015 12:16 in 5th Cross Rd, MEI Colony, Phase 3, Peenya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560058, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm