Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Potter Wasp: Rhynchium haemorrhoidale Caught Caterpillar - Tawon Menangkap Ulat

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Potter wasps (or mason wasps) are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated as a subfamily of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized in the past as a separate family, Eumenidae.

I found these potter wasps, species Rhynchium haemorrhoidale, in the backyard. They're flying around looking for caterpillar.

I feel lucky to get these photos. I've tried for a few days to take pictures of wasps which were catching caterpillar with no results. The wasps were always moving and almost never still in quite some time. But then something very exciting happens, a wasp catch the caterpillar right in front of me which at the time I'm ready with my camera phone. So I instantly shoot before the wasp flew away.

Scientific Classification of Potter Wasp: Rhynchium haemorrhoidale - Tawon
Domain Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis, 1978 – eukaryotes / lifeforms with nucletic cells
Kingdom Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 – animals
Subkingdom Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 – bilaterians
Branch Protostomia Grobben, 1908 – protostomes
Infrakingdom Ecdysozoa A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
Superphylum Panarthropoda Cuvier
Phylum Arthropoda Latreille, 1829 – arthropods
Subphylum Mandibulata Snodgrass, 1938
Infraphylum Atelocerata Heymons, 1901
Superclass Panhexapoda
Class Insecta C. Linnaeus, 1758 – insects
Subclass Dicondylia
Infraclass Pterygota - winged Insects
Superorder Hymenopterida
Order Hymenoptera C. Linnaeus, 1758 - ants, bees, and wasps
Suborder Apocrita
Superfamily Vespoidea
Family Vespidae Linnaeus, 1771 – wasps
Subfamily Eumeninae - Potter wasps
Genus Rhynchium Spinola, 1806
Species R. haemorrhoidale
Botanical/Scientific name: Rhynchium haemorrhoidale (Fabricius, 1775)

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Photos of  Potter Wasp: Rhynchium haemorrhoidale Caught Caterpillar – Tawon menangkap Ulat were taken using a camera phone Sony Ericsson K800i in the backyard in Jonggol, West Java, Indonesia.

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Jason Ralls said...

Very cool photo of nature in progress. keep up the good work!

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