Ipomoea carnea - morning glory family & Vespidae tropica (a large Wasp)

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raghu ananth

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Jul 19, 2011, 8:14:23 AM7/19/11
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Here is another one ..
Ipomoea carnea - morning glory family & Vespidae tropica (a large wasp)

Thailoor lake, Kokkare bellur, Mandya District, karnataka
9 Mar 2008

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Raghu




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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 19, 2011, 8:34:14 AM7/19/11
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Yes Raghu ji, common in Delhi in marshy areas,


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mchunkat

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Jul 19, 2011, 8:37:25 AM7/19/11
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The wasp in the photograph is Vespa tropica belonging to family
Vespidae.
Regards,
Mohan Chunkath

On Jul 19, 5:34 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Raghu ji, common in Delhi in marshy areas,
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> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

Mahadeswara

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Jul 19, 2011, 8:40:34 AM7/19/11
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Nice catch of the two in one. Beautiful photographs.
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raghu ananth

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Jul 19, 2011, 8:44:46 AM7/19/11
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Yes, the correct name of the wasp is  Vespa tropica,  Vespidae family. I have witnessed these wasps  many times feeding alone. Probably a solitary wasp.

Thanks 

Raghu



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mchunkat

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Jul 19, 2011, 9:17:05 AM7/19/11
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Dear Raghu,
Not a solitary wasp but a social wasp. Check out my blog article at
http://mohanchunkath.wordpress.com/?s=wasp&searchsubmit=Find+%C2%BB
Cheers,
Mohan Chunkath

On Jul 19, 5:44 pm, raghu ananth <raghu_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yes, the correct name of the wasp is  Vespa tropica,  Vespidae family. I have witnessed these wasps  many times feeding alone. Probably a solitary wasp.
>
> Thanks 
>
> Raghu
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raghu ananth

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Jul 19, 2011, 9:58:35 AM7/19/11
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Dear Mohan,

Yes, these live together in a nest colony.  Never witnessed them feeding on nectar together.

Beautiful pictures in your blog.

Thanks
Raghu


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