Wasps are Capable Hunters

September 3, 2015

Animal species that hunt in the GNG come in many shapes and sizes.  Yellow Jackets are one of these hunters and have the ability to capture fast moving insects like this Green Bottle Fly. The wasp will not be dining on the fly though (adults prefer fruit and nectar), but instead will feed the protein-rich insect to developing larvae back in its hive.

Yellow Jacket  - Vespula pensylvanica grasping a Green Bottle Fly - Lucilia sericata
Yellow Jacket  – Vespula pensylvanica grasping a Green Bottle Fly – Lucilia sericata

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