Wasp: Vespula rufa IMG_3980

Wasp: Vespula rufa IMG_3979Theme: Family

Let me present to you some one from the wasp family: Vespula rufa or red wasp. Named in 1758 by our ancient Swedish Carl Linneaus, who started the Taxonomy system.

The red wasp is said to exist throughout Sweden, Europe, Asia, but I’ve never seen it before here in Sweden. That might be because they build their nests in the ground and this year it was abnormally many wasps.

This photo is taken at our Swedish summer island Fårö this summer. It was flying around the cakes in the café and I had to be fast to shoot a photo of it, so that’s why they aren’t that clear. We saw lots of them this year.

Another thing that I haven’t seen before is that the body seem to be divided in two parts. Talk about having a slim waistline!

Lifecruiser not wasps

13 Comments on “Photohunt Family: Red Wasps”

    Ling said:

    LOL! Captain, having two seperate body parts may come in very useful if the wasp needs a replacement. Got a big behind, and want to get the latest slimline version, just go to the shop and get an upgrade.

    Puss in Boots said:

    I don’t like wasps as I’m allergic to them and have been hospitalised twice with wasp stings.

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    A. said:

    Lol, no, I don’t like wasps either! I’ve never seen one quite like that. Interesting family information though.

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    Mar said:

    Oh, I am terrified although I scrolled down the minute I saw the title so I didn’t look at them, bwaaaaaahhhhhh! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Have a lovely wasp-free weekend :twisted:

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    SwordMama said:

    we’ve got some wasps living in a bush in our front yard. I think j sprayed them, but some still lived. They live – scream! :twisted:

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    Gattina said:

    Is that the Halloween period which influences you ?? First spiders now wasps ! Are this your siblings before you were incarnated into a woman ??

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    claudie said:

    :shock: Ho I have never seen a such wasp with a body divided in two parts!!! The next summer I will open my eyes to see one!

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    Sanni @ Life... said:

    Now that’s a wasp-waist. :mrgreen:
    Excellent shots – I love critter macros.

    How did you get the new upgrade of commentluv to run? I upgraded both, wp and commentluv and it didn’t work for me – on none of my ca. 1.000 blogs :-(

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    DianeCA said:

    Yeah really I want a waistline like that!! Those wasps may just be the creepiest thing on your Halloween themed site. They give me the creeps anyway. Actually I am not afraid of wasps or bees in real life. I figure I am not a flower, they have no reason to bother me!! I stay out of their way and they stay out of mine!

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    marina said:

    As I sit here blogging, I’m constantly surrounded by a wasp family. They are ok, as long as they are far away!
    I’ve added you to my list of blogger friends!
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    Randi said:

    Skön tolkning av veckans tema. Helt underbara bilder av mitt hat-objekt. Som tur är har jag aldrig träffat på just den här varianten. Jag är allergisk mot dess småkryp, men uppskattar dem så här på bild.

    aka R'acquel said:

    Bloody brilliant shots for a quick one. This type looks so innocent & sweet compared to the ones here that it doesn’t denote ‘wasp’. Almost like a bee crossed with a fly. Maybe a different story if i saw them flying tho. That waist line looks more painful than those corsette’s where it looks like women have removed a few ribs. Yeouch!

    Carver said:

    I’ve been stung by a wasp so they aren’t my favorites but these are great photographs and I like this for the family theme.

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