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Large Colourful Wasp

Post by MWP admin » Wed May 23, 2007 10:49 am

I often encounter this large colourful wasp mostly on large flowerd asteraceae like the Cynara. What is it pls? Hope its friendly :) :(
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Post by Conchiolin » Wed May 23, 2007 2:22 pm

Nice ha?

That i think , is the large yellow-banded Scolid wasp probably male due to its size. Yes it does like to visit the wild artichoke plants. It is also a predator because it feeds on the larvae of the rhino-beetle by digging in the wood(?). Its venom is special since it acts on the nervous system of the insect and so paralyzing him.

It's also fairly common and perhaps it's the reason why the rhino-beetle ain't that common.

Oh yes the scientific name: Megascolia flavifrons.
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Post by robcar » Wed May 23, 2007 4:53 pm

Conchiolin, you are getting prettier as you grow up!

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed May 23, 2007 6:41 pm

:-D
I don't know where you find these avatars! :)

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Post by Conchiolin » Wed May 23, 2007 8:35 pm

yeah thanks roby that's my larval stage. oh when i look back to those days. haaaaaaaaa (sigh) :lol:

Btw pine i'm not that great, thing is i have a good book and i really like fauna and every insect i see i look it up on the internet and learn about it. Every ruddy insect!!!
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BTW there's also a photo of that insect in the fauna section of this site and i found exactly the same info i typed! Hey i didn't copy that eeee!!
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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 23, 2007 9:53 pm

After the exams I have a surprise for you conchiolin (and you get some fame) Now concentrate on the exams :-)
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Post by Conchiolin » Thu May 24, 2007 6:53 am

NO the exams are OVER WUHUUU!! :-D
that's why i haven't posted for all this time, cause i was busy with my exams.

YAAY :-D

All the 12 subjects are ready :-D

G what is it that i get?
You know what would suit me right now? a haircut! cause right now i look like a bob-marley with my afro-style hair or like tom hanks in cast-away.
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