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Sep 10, 2014 04:51 |  #1

Guess what this is? I thought it was some kind of fruit at first. Selangor, Malaysia.

IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/15193648041_6221e2fc71_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/p9Bq​dZ  (external link) Eustenogaster nest IMG_3061 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr
It's a Eustenogaster sp. wasp nest

Went back to check on the same nest a couple of weeks later. It was damaged!
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/15193648691_77563334b4_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/p9Bq​qc  (external link) Eustenogaster nest IMG_3262 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr
You can see eggs in the other pic on my Flickr. The wasps fully restored the nest when I checked on it again a couple of weeks later.

Caterpillar vs Snail race. No idea who won in the end. Sabah (Borneo)
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Mayfly. Selangor, Malaysia.
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/15010114698_e5731b6209_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oSoL​a1  (external link) Mayfly IMG_8779 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr

Ants (Meranoplus sp.?) farming scale insects. Selangor, Malaysia.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/p7QW​KS  (external link) Ants and scale insects IMG_8912 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr

Crane fly, Selangor, Malaysia.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/p9Bo​V8  (external link) Tipulidae IMG_8782 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr

Bee fly, Selangor, Malaysia.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oSoj​oy  (external link) Bee fly IMG_0404 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr

Caterpillar. Malaysia. Map butterfly larva (Cyrestis sp.) - ID suggested by GC Gan.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/p9R6​yC  (external link) Cyrestis sp. IMG_1698 copy (external link) by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot​.com) (external link), on Flickr

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Sep 10, 2014 05:05 |  #2

Fascinating set, I did guess at wasps nest. Love the ant farmers.


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Sep 10, 2014 06:56 |  #3

Outstanding series Kurt!

The "scale insects + ants" image is a HUGE winner for me


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Sep 10, 2014 09:12 |  #4

Amazing set, Kurt


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Sep 10, 2014 09:21 |  #5

excellent set kurt.
love that bee fly.


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Sep 10, 2014 09:34 |  #6

Awesome set, Kurt. Your diffusion is absolutely stunning!


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Sep 10, 2014 09:48 |  #7

racketman wrote in post #17145647 (external link)
Fascinating set, I did guess at wasps nest. Love the ant farmers.

hayath wrote in post #17145732 (external link)
Outstanding series Kurt!

The "scale insects + ants" image is a HUGE winner for me

CanopicJar wrote in post #17145924 (external link)
Amazing set, Kurt

mandokid1 wrote in post #17145939 (external link)
excellent set kurt.
love that bee fly.

Ishrani wrote in post #17145970 (external link)
Awesome set, Kurt. Your diffusion is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for looking and commenting, Toby, Hayath, Travis, Denis, Ishrani!


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Sep 11, 2014 12:00 |  #8

Wonderful selection Kurt. I did manage to guess #1 correctly.


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Sep 11, 2014 21:40 |  #9

wonderful set Kurt! the nest is gorgeous, and so is that bee fly


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Sep 12, 2014 00:37 |  #10

Wonderful series - love that wasp's nest - must be potter wasps ;)
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Sep 12, 2014 04:04 |  #11

Otherworldly. :)


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Sep 12, 2014 06:04 |  #12

A wonderful set - such a pretty bee-fly pic

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Sep 12, 2014 07:28 |  #13

LindaB wrote in post #17149641 (external link)
A wonderful set - such a pretty bee-fly pic

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Snowyman wrote in post #17149543 (external link)
Otherworldly. :)

LordV wrote in post #17149404 (external link)
Wonderful series - love that wasp's nest - must be potter wasps ;)
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Lester Wareham wrote in post #17148148 (external link)
Wonderful selection Kurt. I did manage to guess #1 correctly.

alquimista wrote in post #17149176 (external link)
wonderful set Kurt! the nest is gorgeous, and so is that bee fly

Thank you, Linda, Snowy, Brian, Lester, Andres.

Brian - It's a Eustenogaster sp. wasp (hover wasp) nest.


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Sep 12, 2014 14:30 |  #14

Wonderful set Kurt, would never have guessed that first one was a nest.


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Sep 14, 2014 05:40 |  #15

Lovely set kurt, that nest looked pretty awesome.


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