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Wasp and pitcher plant (pic)
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Posted on 31-07-2013 04:52

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A yellow jacket wasp (Vespula vulgaris) trying to feed on the tiny droplets of nectar secreted on the underside of the operculum of a yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava). As you can see the wasp had a very precarious hold on the slippery lip of the plant. You can tell that this wasn’t going to end well…at least not for the wasp. Moments later it slipped and disappeared into the trap.


Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro 4/3 macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/2 power); 200
P8120201 wasp on pitcher plant copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
John Carr
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Posted on 31-07-2013 05:15
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Wasp is probably Polistes dominula.
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Posted on 02-08-2013 20:49

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Thanks John, someone else pointed that out to me too. We have so many yellow jackets around that I just assumed that's what it was. I should know better than to assume...

I've edited my blog.

Thanks again,
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