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A large "greater banded hornet" preying on the larvae of a nest of paper wasps (Polistes sp.) as the adults stand idly by. The hosts of the nest appeared in a previous spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/175...
Nest on cactus (Cereus repandus) near house located in a large, semi-urban yard & garden, in close proximity to a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.
I was simply amazed as the paper wasps did not attack to repel this large invader eating their larvae. I was equally amazed that I could get so close to photograph it. I guess the larvae were delicious...
Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013
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