The balcony observer's 185th report- Blue mud dauber wasp (Chalybion japonicum punctatum) 日本藍泥蜂

by Tsao T-F October. 03, 2019 210 views
A blue mud dauber wasp (Chalybion japonicum punctatum) taking a rest on the leaf of Bougainvillea spectabilis on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan 日本藍泥蜂,體型瘦長,體背藍綠色具金屬光澤,體側密生灰白色短毛,停在九重葛的葉子上休息。

A blue mud dauber wasp (Chalybion japonicum punctatum) taking a rest on the leaf of Bougainvillea spectabilis on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan 日本藍泥蜂,體型瘦長,體背藍綠色具金屬光澤,體側密生灰白色短毛,停在九重葛的葉子上休息。

有發達的上顎,屬於泥蜂科(Sphecidae),由於大部分常見的泥蜂腹柄細長而顯著,在臺灣,又稱為細腰蜂科。

有發達的上顎,屬於泥蜂科(Sphecidae),由於大部分常見的泥蜂腹柄細長而顯著,在臺灣,又稱為細腰蜂科。

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Heike 3 months, 2 weeks ago

You often show creatures, I never saw before! smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you.smile

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Bethany Plonski 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Such a pretty blue color - he almost looks like glass in #1!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Maybe he / she is the only blue wasp on my balcony.
And Bethany is a lady of much imagination.grinning

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Amazing all the critters that come to visit! smile
Nice work! Thanks!+1

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay. You are so kind.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 2 weeks ago

My pleasure & Thank You! smile

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Radha Mistry 3 months, 2 weeks ago

great marco - what size zoom have you got out of interest?

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Tsao T-F Replied to Radha Mistry 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for feedback.
I use the camera "Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1" with a pancake lens "Panasonic LUMIX G X 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S." since 2013. There is the zoom function but I usually don't touch it. I just crop the image with a free software "PhotoCap".

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Radha Mistry Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Awesome, thanks!

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Buster Bruce 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Nicely done! We had an infestation of mud daubers this year but they were a reddish brown variety. Your black boy look mean- ours were not aggressive towards people only if you messed with their nests!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Most wasps on my balcony are yellow (Delta pyriforme & Polistes (Gyrostoma) rothneyi gressitti). And thanks for reminding me, Buster. I have created a video about "Potter wasp building nest" and uploaded in my 186th report just now. I hope you will like it.smile
https://www.photoblog.com/tsao/2019/10/05/the-balcony-observers-186th-report-video-potter-wasp-building-nest-delta-pyriforme-zuo-ni-chao/

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