Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Guarding the eggs.

Posted by Darren on November 27, 2010

Known as the Small Brown Paper Wasp (Ropalidia revolutionalis), these social wasps are not overly aggressive like other social wasp species. Although they will attack if severely provoked, these wasps usually stand their ground on the nest and are not easily scared off.  When approached they will often make a display by buzzing their wings and shaking their bodies as a warning.


2 Responses to “Guarding the eggs.”

  1. He may not be as aggressive as some but he still looks fierce.

  2. Thomas said

    It really looks aggressive. I looked at this photo and thought: Wow! I’m trying macro shots some time but this one is just amazing. The aggressive look of the Wasp and the eggs so well captured, I’m stunned.

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