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Black Potter Wasp

Rhynchium atrissima


Vespidae; Eumeninae; Rhynchium atrissima "Potter wasps (or mason wasps), the Eumeninae, are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated as a subfamily of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized in the past as a separate family, Eumenidae." Wikipedia.


This Black Potter Wasp was spotted when it flew through an open window into the house from the garden. It landed on a tee-shirt hanging on the back of a chair and sat there quite calmly, allowing me to take two pictures. I didn't want it in the house because I have been told that this species gives a painful sting. So I carefully collected it in a plastic jar and took it out to the farmland at the back and released it.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 17, 2022
Submitted on Jun 17, 2022

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