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Potter Wasp

Phimenes flavopictus


Black and yellow potter wasp, large compared to European ones, measuring around 4,5 cm body length.


Urban settlement, close to small pathes of jungle.


This compared to it's european relatives was quite curious, when I waved my hand in front of it's flightpath, it hovered around it to check it out. Even landing on occation. It was collecting materials or making a nest for its larvae. Occationally I see it patrolling the trees in the garden, looking for prey to feed its offspring.

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දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 21, 2020
Submitted on Apr 25, 2020

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