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Potter wasp



Potter wasp


Potter wasp, these are very ancient and human might be learned from this to make mud pots too. It took exactly 1 hr 2 minits for this wasp to made this pot since i have recorded all the shots not only this pot but till they lay eggs / putting larvae inside the pot for new born wasp / seal the pot etc... very interesting. interested people may try the link and see more images and discussions about this...

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Potter Wasp
Delta pyriforme Delta pyriforme - Wikipedia

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29 Comments (1–25)

KrishnaMurthy-K 7 years ago

Txs to all for the commenting ...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fantastic photo. Congratulations on SOTD.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Wow! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Wonderfully done both picture and information!

Ramya B
Ramya B 7 years ago

Really amazing to look at :)

KrishnaMurthy-K 7 years ago

Dear Adarsha n Arun
Txs to both for lovely comments

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 7 years ago

Right...everyone must see this....@ krishna & Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Ah..what a magnificent display of creativity in nature..Hats off to this wonderful series and image..too good series in India nature watch..Everyone should see this...:)

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 7 years ago

Wonderful capture...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Congrats Krishna for the SOTD. What a beginning! You've a great future in PN. Good luck!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Nice capture.... Congrats...

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Great capture anjaykrishna..

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Awesome. Congrats on SOTD

Awesome capture anjaykrishna,great details,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congrats anjaykrishna! Great SOTD!

Pak Hoi T
Pak Hoi T 7 years ago

If only there's a miniature Winnie the Pooh. But this capture is amazing.

catgrin 7 years ago

You're welcome!

It is looking like the oldest potter on Earth!

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD anjay! Stunning photo and very well deserved. Thank you for sharing this gem :)

KrishnaMurthy-K 7 years ago

Dear Catgrin,
wow thanks for the PDF attachments and the appreciations.

catgrin 7 years ago

Hello! Congratulations on your picture being selected!

I didn't know there was any confusion about the naming identification. I knew your lovely picture was clearly identified as a potter wasp. To help clear the confusion, I hunted down this pdf which discusses specifically the potter wasps of India. You may want to use it as a resource. I believe your picture may be of a "Delta pyriforme pyriforme" ("Delta" being the genus), and that your wasp belongs to the subfamily Eumeninae (but not the genus Eumenes).

Here's the wikipage on the subfamily Eumeninae.

Again, congratulations, and wonderful picture!

KrishnaMurthy-K 7 years ago

@ Yasser and Juan,
in wikipedia , Mischocyttarus is saying that is paper wasp !

Yasser 7 years ago

@Juan, after googling Mischocyttarus, I think you may be right!

Yasser 7 years ago

Congrats Anjay! This wonderful snap is our Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing and we hope to see many more contributions from you.

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AshleyT 7 years ago

Great details in this photo, what an amazing thing this wasp can do! Thanks for sharing :)

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Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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