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Description:

The wasp has a body length of about 1mm. The nest is about 10 - 12 mm long and 3 - 4 mm diameter at the mid part. It was hanging on a tall grass. It was later raided by a bee eater bird and only a few wasps left.

Habitat:

Upland forest margin.

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8 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Ye Frasier I can add my spotting to your mission!! The beetle is "Chrysomela confluens" and the eggs belong to it also!!Thanks to MArtini!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/192...
This beetle was roaming around these eggs. I do not know though if they are it's eggs.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Yes, as long as it is the parent(s) and their own eggs.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Frazier,is insects taking care of their eggs also parental care?does it qualify for your mission?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

I had a "similar" attack experience too: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/187...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

OK. I only asked because there are apparently a few wasp species which do provide "parental care" as I described in the mission statement. However most wasps provide care that is a shared or colonial type of care. My mission is concerned with actual parents taking care of their own offspring, not some(one) else's ;-))

@ S Frazier, actually I have no idea about wasps characteristics. I'll appreciate any guidance from rangers about this. It was just few minutes after I took these photos a bird attacks the nest and flew away carrying the nest and only few survives. It must be a Bee eater bird.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Hello. Nice spotting. Is this "parental care" or "colonial surrogate care"? I'm interested in the first one, but not the second one. Please see the mission statement. Thanks!

Roxas City, Antique, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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