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Yellow Potter Wasp

Delta esuriens

Description:

Feb 11, 2015 - ID updated to Delta esuriens following MarcoSelis' suggestion. ======= Potter wasps (or mason wasps) are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated as a subfamily of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized in the past as a separate family, Eumenidae. Delta companiforme gracilior (Giordani Soika, 1986), with distribution in India (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal), Australia, Egypt, Indonesia (Sulawesi), Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Senegal, Sumatra, Thailand.

Habitat:

Backyard garden, spotted nectaring on Duranta erecta (Golden Dewdrop) flowers.

Notes:

Reference: http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJourna... http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id188... http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbob/4874... http://www.vespa-bicolor.net/main/trips/... http://www.oocities.org/brisbane_wasps/M.... Similar to Sachin's spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/117....

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6 Comments

Thank you MarcoSelis. ID is now updated to Delta esuriens.

MarcoSelis
MarcoSelis 9 years ago

This isn't D. campaniforme, but a similar species: D. esuriens.

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Thanks Ali! :)

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Thanks again Juan! I have now completed the ID. Regards!

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Thank you Juan for the lead. I am now looking for genus Delta existing in the Philippines.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

This is an Eumenid Wasp (Potter wasp)

Biñan, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 17, 2013
Submitted on Apr 21, 2013

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