Wasp and pitcher plant (pic)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Ecooper, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    A yellow jacket wasp (Vespula vulgaris) trying to feed on the tiny droplets of nectar secreted on the underside of the operculum of a yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava). As you can see the wasp had a very precarious hold on the slippery lip of the plant. You can tell that this wasn’t going to end well…at least not for the wasp. Moments later it slipped and disappeared into the trap.

    Cheers,
    EC
    Blog: macrocritters | What's a nice bug like you doing in a place like this…?


    Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro 4/3 macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/2 power); 200

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    P8120201 wasp on pitcher plant copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
     
  2. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Faaaaantastic :)
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice shot...and great images in your blog too.