The Mother of All Hangovers

by Jarvo J July. 30, 2015 2419 views

This cheeky lager lout had to be rescued from my beer where he had fallen in and would have drowned. I am pleased to report that after much preening and washing (giving me the chance to take some snaps) it flaggered (flew/staggered geddit?) away.

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Sadhya Rippon 4 years, 6 months ago

I can see that I need to half drown insects so that I can take such photographs. Respect! These are wonderful.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 4 years, 6 months ago

hahahaha... glad it wasn't rum!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 4 years, 6 months ago

Cool !!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 4 years, 6 months ago

Did you report him?! Flying under influence!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stormfish 4 years, 6 months ago

"Along with the German wasp and two species of Polistes (all invasive species), the common wasp is considered a pest species in New Zealand, as it competes with endemic species for food, such as insects and honeydew. In some South Island beech forests it is thought that densities of wasps are higher than anywhere else in the world. It is calculated that the total weight of common wasps in these places may exceed that of all birds.

Research indicates the wasps use odor to identify and attack rival wasps from other colonies, and nest odor frequently changes. V. vulgaris wasps have been observed aggressively competing with honey bees for the honeydew secreted by the scale insect Ultracoelostoma brittini in New Zealand's South Island black beech forests" (from wikipedia, "common wasp")

interesting species, wasps. kinda like the lions of the insects...

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 6 months ago

Well said Stefan!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 4 years, 6 months ago

Then thank goodness you didn't order a flagon. Boom boom.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 6 months ago

Boosy indeed....................

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
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