Australian paper wasp feeds young
I continue to find your site of daily interest – what an amazing development in general interest in small creatures since the advent of the digital camera! Anyway, to the topic of this letter. Some paper wasps have built a nest on my front verandah (East coast Australia) and it has been fascinating to watch their behaviour over time. Whenever an adult flies in from foraging, she is “greeted” by one or more others, and there seems to be much twitching of front legs and/or feelers. In these photos you can see this, with a young one popping out of its hole anticipating a feed. Kind regards,
Hi again Grev,
As always, thanks for sending us your wonderful photos.