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Pelecinid Wasp

American Pelecinid Wasp (pelecinus polyturator)

 

This lovely lady was supping on the asters in my garden and was not nervous at all.

 

 

 

Pelecinid Wasp

American Pelecinid Wasp (pelecinus polyturator)

 

This lovely lady was supping on the asters in my garden and was not nervous at all.

 

 

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2014, 00:37
Oh! She's a great beauty, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: She certainly was. I took shots of a coupe others this summer but they were not blessed with good backgrounds.
  • Alan
  • Ouray, Colorado.
  • 30 Sep 2014, 01:55
It may not be nervous but I would be very concerned, especially with a tail like that - it it her sting? A cracking photo, though.
Mary MacADNski: It is a stinger but they do not use them. They are very docile and almost curious.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2014, 02:18
She found a perch that was quite flattering to her. Lovely image
Mary MacADNski: Exactly. I took shots of a coupe others this summer but they were not blessed with good backgrounds.
these are two cracker macros
Mary...
i can see why she would not be nervous... that stinger looks like it means business... i love her blue colour....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: They do not use their stinger and she seemed very relaxed and graceful. She is actually jet black. Probably reflected light from the sky give it the blue tone.
You wonderfully captured this beauty Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks so much, Richard.
Beautiful shots of this amazing looking creature!
Mary MacADNski: She was s relaxed...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2014, 07:59
Wonderful pictures Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Chris.
This is just stunning Mary!
Mary MacADNski: She was a jet black jewel. I would love to wear her.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Sep 2014, 09:50
I have not seen anything like this Mary, what a stinger!
Mary MacADNski: I do not know if they live in Europe. She is capable of stinging but they do not sting. Very peaceful creatures. They do not need males to bring forth issue.
She's lovely, Mary. her tail is quite scorpion like.
Mary MacADNski: It is a stinger but they are not used. She is a pacifist. She makes babies by herself without males.
A perfect shot of her Mary. Well done
Mary MacADNski: Thanks so much. I was delighted to see another and in a nice location.
I've never seen a wasp like that before, do they sting?
Mary MacADNski: They are capable of stinging but do not. They just scoot away. They are friendly, or perhaps it was just this one.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2014, 15:34
What an incredible wasp, Mary - we have nothing quite like this. Very nicely photographed, too
Mary MacADNski: Oh, I mentioned to someone that I did not know it's geography. I remember these from childhood actually.
This is a stunning shot, Mary. A definite likey for me.
Mary MacADNski: Thank you for the likey. A quick read on this wasp is so interesting. I don't know how I forgot to add a link. This female does not need a male to procreate is one interesting fact.
Wow! These are splendid pictures Mary
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, Bill. I was glad to see one with a nice background this time round.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2014, 19:17
That's brilliant Mary, what an amazing insect
Mary MacADNski: I think they are so remarkable for their friendliness.
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 2 Oct 2014, 14:29
WOW..what a great capture, he is truly unique
Mary MacADNski: I saw a shot of a male the other day. The makes are rare.
What a beauty!
Only in the New World.

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