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Gnat sized Wasp found in Bee homes

16 Jan 2020 1 minute read Solominer

While opening the Bamboo Bee homes I came across a tiny predator. Well it cannot hurt me as far as I know, but they are destructive to Mason Bee cocoons. These tiny Wasps climb into the homes and take over cocoons which then kill the Mason Bee inside...

Peacock Eye (Inachis io)

25 Sep 2019 1 minute read yetaras

I have written before, however, that I probably was able to take a picture of the last butterfly in this year, as I became less likely to meet them. However, I was wrong! During last Sunday's walk, I was able to photograph four butterflies sitting on...

Red and Black Mason Wasp

20 Sep 2019 1 minute read CryptozNewb

  This wasp was scurrying about quite quickly on top of a fence post. It was difficult to get an in-focus shot. I had never seen a wasp like this. I had to look up what kind it was. The wings had some amazing color in them!     Photo taken in Kemah,...

Praying Mantis Closeup

17 Sep 2019 1 minute read CryptozNewb

This little one was sitting on a stick that my son brought inside to show me. We returned it to the wild after taking a few photos that it was kind enough to sit still for.   Photo was taken on September 14th, 2019 in Austin, Texas, USA with an Olym...

Dragonfly Macro #1

12 Sep 2019 1 minute read CryptozNewb

The dragonflies often flit around the backyard during the afternoons and they like to perch on the stakes in our garden. They usually fly away when approached, but this one was especially bold and held still long enough for me to capture a few photo...

Ultraviolet Macro Video: Aphid grabbed by Wasp on leaf

30 May 2019 1 minute read Solominer

    Video Link   During the late spring Aphids form on the fresh Japanese Aralia leaves, I was capturing some macro video of the Ants managing the Aphids. Then a little Wasp the size of an ant flew in frame and checked out one Aphid and then grabbed...

Setting up my actioncam inside the bee house

21 May 2019 1 minute read Solominer

Using my full sized camera it must stay outside of the bee house. Being on a tripod I cannot get it in very close, but using my little SJCAM I can set it up right at the opening. The bees were a little curious about it, but went back to the work shor...

Honey Bees getting nectar and pollen from Leatherleaf Mahonia flowers Part 1

1 May 2019 1 minute read Solominer

I am glad to see the bees have returned after the winter, I sometimes get this feeling as if they will not return but they always seem to come back. Having plants that they like is a great photo opportunity and I captured some close ups of honey need...

Found A European Hornet (Vespa crabro L.) On A Hike

23 Mar 2019 3 minute read AF3LMike

Through my lifetime of hiking, I have seen many hornets, yellowjackets, wasps etc... Oneday, I was hiking around Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Stevens, Pennsylvania which is a 6,000-acre Wildlife Management Area located in Lancaster and Le...

Macro photo

23 Aug 2019 1 minute read Foto-inspiracja