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This looks like a hornet or wasp. It is purple in coloration. There appears to be a stinger or at least a pointy end to the abdomen. The eyes are an interesting shape. It is about 1.5 cm long.


Flowering areas. Meadows.


The first one I've seen. Is it a pollinator?

No species ID suggestions


MarcoSelis a year ago

This is a Ropalidia. In Madagascar there are a lot of species that can be distinguished only examining specimens under microscope.

namitha 2 years ago

Nice spotting.

JosephBullock 4 years ago

Yes, it is quite different. Madagascar has quite a few interesting insects and plants and animals. Excuse me for the delay I've been going through Jet Lag, so Project Noah has been on the back burner.

SusanEllison 4 years ago

interesting and different too

Antananarivo, Province d’Antananarivo, Madagascar

Lat: -18.91, Long: 47.53

Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 10, 2011

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