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A wasp investigating for nectar by loiteke



A wasp investigating for nectar by 


Common wasps are social insects and live in nests of up to around 10,000 workers. They build a paper nest in a hole in the ground. The paper is made by the wasps who chew small amounts of wood from trees, reeds or garden fences and mix it with saliva to form a pulp which is added to the nest in thin strips. The wasps do not construct their own burrow but will choose one which already exists such as an abandoned animal burrow, a garden shed, or the loft of a house. Workers forage and feed larvae, and cool the nest with water and fanning. Workers will aggressively defend the nest by stinging anything causing a disturbance. Unlike bees, wasps are able to sting repeatedly. The venom of the wasp contains a pheromone which acts as an alarm causing other wasps to become more aggressive when a wasp has stung something or has been killed. So it is a bad idea to swat a wasp near its nest site or to attempt to remove the nest yourself.


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Meeli Loite Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Los Angeles county, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants, where she sees it. Its need good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerover 5 years ago

    Great close-up

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of the Yellow Jacket Wasp!

  • You are right. My mistake. Thanks anyway

    – loiteke

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    Wow! This is really the Bee’s Knees, Ioitkeke!

  • Thanks. But it is wasp not bee with his knees

    – loiteke

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    Well…Now what do I do?? I have to think of a body part that rhymes with “wasps”….;o(

  • rasp

    – loiteke

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    What body part is that?? I’ve heard of a raspy voice…I’ll keep working on it.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    What a capture, fantastic macro, so clear and sharp, wonderful imagery and colours. hugsxxx

  • Thanks Hilary

    – loiteke

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    awesome capture!

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Fantastic detail wow!

  • Thanks my dear

    – loiteke

  • vanvic
    vanvicover 5 years ago

    Great detail…awesome capture!!

  • Thanks sweetheart

    – loiteke

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 5 years ago

    Your macro images are stunning and this is no exception – fabulous work!

  • Thanks Patricia

    – loiteke

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