Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
Thread started 16 May 2018 (Wednesday) 22:09
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Wasp or hornet?

 
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
14,842 posts
Gallery: 1408 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 38350
Joined Jul 2013
     
May 16, 2018 22:09 |  #1

This specimen was brought home from the greenhouse by the better-half.
It was moribund upon arrival and soon passed. Which is to say it died a natural
death/not by my hands.

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/27290365457_b8563103ec_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Hzyf​Sn  (external link) Wasp face (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
LordV
Macro Photo-Lord of the Year 2006
Avatar
59,810 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 3433
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Worthing UK
     
May 17, 2018 00:27 |  #2

Looks like a wasp to me

Brian V.


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/ (external link)
http://www.lordv.smugm​ug.com/ (external link)
Macro Hints and tips
Canon 600D, 40D, 5D mk2, 7D, Tamron 90mm macro, Sigma 105mm OS, Canon MPE-65,18-55 kit lens X2, canon 200mm F2.8 L, Tamron 28-70mm xrdi, Other assorted bits

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Keith ­ Newton
Goldmember
1,019 posts
Likes: 67
Joined May 2006
Location: Arkansas
     
May 17, 2018 09:30 |  #3

Maybe Eastern Yellowjacket, if you are in the USA. They nest underground mostly and are a **** to walk over when the swarm up your pant legs. I think there are two species here. The Queens and Drones mate in the Fall. He dies, then she hibernates. One species starts her nest about a month earlier, then the other will invade the first nest if she can find it. She will kill the first queen, and use her offspring to raise her offspring.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
That's my line!
Avatar
8,586 posts
Gallery: 10 photos
Likes: 1748
Joined Jun 2011
Location: The Uwharrie Mts, NC
Post edited 3 months ago by Left Handed Brisket. (3 edits in all)
     
May 17, 2018 09:54 |  #4

Yeah, looks like a yellow jacket. Terrible creatures. The boys and I turned around to get a turtle off the road yesterday, and pretty much never kill anything, but these things are the worst. I kill 'em all

A hornet is a type of wasp.

A yellow jacket nests in the ground so is not considered a hornet, it is a wasp.

The bald faced hornet looks a lot like a yellow jacket, actually I think it might be a yellow jacket, but nests above ground ... so it is a hornet, AND a wasp.

Pretty sure that's right. Me and the kids researched it a while back.


PSA: The above post may contain sarcasm, reply at your own risk | Not in gear database: Auto Sears 50mm 2.0 / 3x CL-360, Nikon SB-28, SunPak auto 322 D, Minolta 20

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MedicineMan4040
THREAD ­ STARTER
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
14,842 posts
Gallery: 1408 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 38350
Joined Jul 2013
     
May 17, 2018 18:23 |  #5

Awesome info, thanks everyone.
I fully respect any and all of them.
I'd only kill one if it was stinging me and I reflexively swatted at it.
I can understand though if you have kids and find a burrow in the backyard, that's
a different situation.


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
That's my line!
Avatar
8,586 posts
Gallery: 10 photos
Likes: 1748
Joined Jun 2011
Location: The Uwharrie Mts, NC
     
May 17, 2018 21:19 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #6

When it gets really hot, and food gets scarce, they get even more aggressive. They are also known to raid honeybees hives, particularly at the end of the season. Not trying to change your mind or anything, :D I just really, really don't like them.



PSA: The above post may contain sarcasm, reply at your own risk | Not in gear database: Auto Sears 50mm 2.0 / 3x CL-360, Nikon SB-28, SunPak auto 322 D, Minolta 20

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MedicineMan4040
THREAD ­ STARTER
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
14,842 posts
Gallery: 1408 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 38350
Joined Jul 2013
     
May 18, 2018 03:09 |  #7

No problem. I too kept bees for years.
I quite after loosing 5 hives to bears up at the cabin.
Well I do have a hive sitting out in the far corner of the back yard just in case
a swarm needs a home.


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
stevendillonphoto
Senior Member
801 posts
Likes: 424
Joined Jun 2017
     
May 23, 2018 08:59 |  #8

Excellent detail. Love the image, hate the creature (if it is a Yellow Jacket). They are flying devils with a mean streak.


--Steven
http://www.stevendillo​nphoto.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

809 views & 9 likes for this thread
Wasp or hornet?
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is allen456
732 guests, 354 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.