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Baixo Alentejo
Polistes dominula

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Wasps under roof eaves, Polistes dominula ?

Wasps under roof eaves, Polistes dominula ?

micritter, kiiti, Annalia S., John FitzGerald and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo

33 comments - The latest ones
Wilfried club
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Wilfried club
Obrigada Wilfried
3 months ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Excellent shot! Are they there for the aphids?
I’m not keen on wasps near me but I know they have a benefit. I like bees and enough them but they have set up home in the bar window of my dining room! My husband fears the ceiling in the dining room window will fail under the weight of the honeycomb. Let’s hope not!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Janano - club
Well maybe, they have to feed themselves on something...
The giant euphorbia kamponii I have in the patio is full of bees when it blooms, but as there are many apicultors around they don't stay there... and go "home" at night.

Bees on Euphorbia Kamponii, FOR BEES DAY

Let's hope you get the honey and not the roof...
3 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
They do not belong to my friends !!!! BUT this makes a great macro !!!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Obrigada Marie Claire
3 months ago.
tiabunna club
A fine image of these wasps, but I have to admit if I'd taken it I'd have felt safer with a much longer focal length! :-)
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to tiabunna club
I was at 20cm from them... but as temperature was around 40ºC they weren't very reactive...
3 months ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Mata-as, já!!!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Armando Taborda club
Mata-as tu !
Lembras-te daquelas bombas do antigamente?
3 months ago.
 Stefani Wehner
Stefani Wehner club
WOW fantastic catch!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Stefani Wehner club
Obrigada Stefani
3 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
It could indeed be Polistes dominula. The characteristics match.
Wonderful find and shot, Isabel!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to * ઇઉ * club
Obrigada GB
3 months ago.
Jolie ********
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Boro
Obrigada Thierry
3 months ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
très belle macro
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Nathalie D club
Obrigada Nathalie
3 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Brave of you to get near this, they don't usually like visitors.
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to HappySnapper club
They were not very active, it was too hot at this time of day...
3 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A super macro shot Isabel.............great work!

I don't mind wasps as long as they keep their distance...........and I wouldn't want them in or around the house. We had an underground nest in the garden a few years ago and we decided to leave them alone...........and kept clear of their flight path. They gave us no trouble and the occupants died out naturally. They've never been back!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Lucky you. My little Estrelinha stepped on a ground nest in a public park, fortunatelly the watering was on so I throwed her underneath and the wasps flew away, I wasn't stung but she was. I was close to home were I had what was needed to give her a lifesaver jab... she was stung so badly and suffered so much...
3 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Xata club
Poor Estrelinha...........she was lucky you reacted so quickly!
3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
good picture.
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Obrigada Markus
3 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
Oh, I had that as well, two years ago... huge exotic ones!!
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Edna Edenkoben club
Not the most expected visitors, LOL
3 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding capture! Stay well!

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3 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
3 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Well captured Isabel. I have seen many like this and some extremely large.
So fascinating!
3 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Excellent composition produces a striking shot.
3 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Beautiful, Isabel. They tend their paper nest so diligently. Like bees, they generally have specialised roles. Some would be nurses, tending the newborn when they emerge from the cells, others are defenders. Those are the ones that would relentlessly and aggressively pursue you if they perceived you as a threat to the nest, as it happened to poor Estrelinha. You know my "story" with wasps, so thank you for this beautiful image that I can enjoy without fear. :)
3 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to Annalia S. club
Glad you do Annalia, and you know much more about them than I do.... obrigada!
3 months ago.

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