Wasp with food

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Funny, I never thought about how wasps get their food, but now I know
Amazing thing that they can actually fly with such a catch, though for only a short distances, lucky for me :smile:
Thanks for watching
Nico


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I was affraid of this
And I hoped it would be a wasp, ,o)
But then you come along and correct me,, GREAT William, I love it.

A Little doubt I still have, as I believe, (but not know) that wasps stick with their tails, and this one seems to have a nasty one.

Main thing is, we are learning from doing and mostly from making mistakes. ,o)
Thank you so much for the links and comments William
Much appreciated
Nico
 
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Just look at the antenna, Nico, if nothing else... All flies have those stubby short
antenna... Second is the eyes, very different between flies and bees/wasps/hornets...

Nature made them this way to fool birds and other enemies to keep them from getting
eaten so don't feel bad... :wink:
 
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Just look at the antenna, Nico, if nothing else... All flies have those stubby short
antenna... Second is the eyes, very different between flies and bees/wasps/hornets...

Nature made them this way to fool birds and other enemies to keep them from getting
eaten so don't feel bad... :wink:

I am not feeling bad at all William.
Thank you so much for your efforts, I am learning and willing to learn much more.:smile:

It is great to have someone like you to teach and are willing to put an effort in novices like me.

In the end, I respect we all have to eat, and dont judge how we do it if evolution made us the way we are.:Love:

Thanks, and have a good weekend
Nico
 
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Ahhhh. Thank you so much for the post. This is so informative William. I learned something new today! For some reason, I don't see that many mimicking flies down here in Florida, then again I couldn't tell the difference before : )
 
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Ahhhh. Thank you so much for the post. This is so informative William. I learned something new today! For some reason, I don't see that many mimicking flies down here in Florida, then again I couldn't tell the difference before : )

Now that you have a clue to the differences you'll probably be surprised at just
how many seemingly "bees" are actually "flies"... :wink:
 
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Nice image, perhaps its a Robber Fly, predatory and fast flier.
 
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Nice image, perhaps its a Robber Fly, predatory and fast flier.

Thanks Jeff, I robberfly has been mentioned and is accepted :smile:
But the robber was very slow with his catch, it could not fly more that a couple meter, hence my capture.
Thanks
Nico
 

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