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S-a-D Challenge Day 11 by RavenousDrake S-a-D Challenge Day 11 by RavenousDrake
Species-a-Day Challenge, day 11/30.

I almost missed this one. In face, this was shot just this evening. So it's not the best- had to run some serious noise reduction, since my ISO had to be high due to low light.

This juvenile paper wasp was sucking nectar from a catnip plant, which is growing by our garage. One of her wings is messed up, so she can't fly. She didn't like me very much, but couldn't really do anything about it.

The more I observe paper wasps the more I learn, and yet the more questions I have about their behavior and growing patterns. There were two on the catnip plant at the time, and this one, while appearing younger, was the larger of the two. The other one was smaller and had a dark face, and while it could fly just fine, it would shy away from me whenever I got close, rather than attacking like they've usually done in the past. I wish I could spend more time watching these fascinating creatures.

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Comments are always welcome, especially if you have more insight into paper wasp behavior. :)

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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
interesting description
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RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just ove that, wasps are awesome
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. :aww: Yeah, even as many times as I've been stung by them, I still love them. :blushes:
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RodolfoMushi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love insects in general, and good thing i've never been stung by wasps xD
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Writer
:) You don't want to. It hurts.
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