Unknown wasp

Unknown wasp

Postby Uta777 on 17 May 2016, 11:44

Hello,
can this wasp be identified? Is it male or female?
12. Mai 2016 - Northern Germany - woodland/marshland
I have one more picture.

Thanks - Uta
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Re: Unknown wasp

Postby Montanus on 19 May 2016, 20:24

Uta,
this is a male Vespidae, subfamily Eumeninae.
It is a male because of yellow clypeus, extracted genitalia and hooked antennae.
Try the subforum "Aculeate wasps and bees / Bienen und Wespen".

I have never seen a male posing like this with genitalia poked out!
I have seen something vaguely similar in a tiger moth (Arctiinae) which emits pheromones, although they are not the genitalia, try an image search for "Creatonotos gangis".

And see this one:
http://www.wired.com/2013/12/this-is-not-a-penis/
Do not be put off by the url - it is purely academic!

Regards,
Øistein
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