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Blue Spider wasp

Auplopus sp

Description:

She has already captured a really big green crab spider (Olios milleti) and had removed all the legs by the time I have seen her struggling with the weight of her precious prey. She dragged, jumped, and used her wings also to move this prey to it's macabre end in her nest. 20mm long with bright metallic blue color with red hind legs.

Habitat:

Spotted first on a lemon tree.

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57 Comments (1–25)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you António..

Great capture sunnyjosef,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Pradeep..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Congrats Sunny! Well Deserved!!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Muckpuk and suzmonk

suzmonk
suzmonk 6 years ago

Wonderful observation, Sunny, faithfully recorded ... nice job.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 6 years ago

Great Series!!!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

Thank you for the info Sunny. Your images are crisp and perfect lighting. Fantastic! Keep up the good (macro) work ;-)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Andrea.. I used a Nikon D5100 for this shot. The camera was used in full manual mode with a manual focus micro nikkor 55 mm f/2.8 coupled with a 2x extender. Exposure was at 1/200 seconds at f/11. ISO 320 with camera mounted flash fired at 3/4 th power through a diffuser. Hope this helps.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

What an amazing series of photos Sunny. Well done! What camera setup do you use?

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Larry and beaker98..

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Congrats Sunny! This is quite amazing!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Wonderful photo, series and PN Ranger spotting of the week!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you once again Dilan...

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Sunny!!Great spottings!!!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you so much Chief and Saumya..

Great capture , Congrats on your SOTD :)

Congratulations Sunny! Nice work!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Daniele and Emilie..

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 6 years ago

What a beautiful series, Sunnyjosef! Congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Mark..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Any wasp would know the legs won't fit down the hole. :) Congratulations sunnyjosef.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Johua..

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Fantastic, very nice Sunny. Congrats.

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 29, 2014
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014

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