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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:10 am    Post subject: Wasp Reply with quote

I spotted this wasp walking with what looks like 2 dried bodies of wasps stuck behind him......


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a queen wasp in the process of mating, i would put it up on facebook on Insects and invertebrates of Ireland, for confirmation.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I don't do Facebook but it was an interesting sight
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I copy the pic and put it up too see what they say it could be a solitary wood wasp.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure , yes thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done I will get back to you ASAP.
Im sticking with Wasp female being mated but wait for the experts to confirm Im right.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you have been busy ....,as a bee ! !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long antenna plus 7 abdominal segments equal male wasp probably stuck in two females that he has damaged trying to get away not usual that the expert opinion. Look up wasp lifecycle
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orrrrrr maybe busy as wasp. Step on it Ado!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thanks I will look it up thanks Long gone T
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it was in a hurry all right it was difficult to get a picture !
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been looking up the life cycle Very interesting stuff. Thanks again I will buzz off to work......
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