Friday 27 June 2014

Bald-Faced Hornet cleaning mandibles... 

This Bald-Faced Hornet, Dolichovespula maculata, surprised me when it landed on a branch of a small tree beside me at Roaches Pond Park in Spryfield on June 20 then proceeded to hang upside-down from the branch while it busily cleaned its mandibles and antennae.

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