Last ditch defense of a Polistes dominulus paper wasp

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Last ditch defense of a Polistes dominulus paper wasp

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These wasps are really very much more inclined toward threat displays than physical defense. But if sufficiently aroused, they can manage that too.

--Rik

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Post by beetleman »

WOW :shock: that thing does look nasty. Again with the beautiful detail and sharpness Rik. Lots to see and think about.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Thanks, Doug!

This is an old topic, but I see I forgot to post a link to a follow-up shot at higher magnification.

Let me fix that now... The higher mag shot is here.

Hope you enjoy! :D

--Rik

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Post by Planapo »

Gorgeous, crystal clear photograph, Rik. Enourmously rich in detail!
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