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Family Planning

This montage documents the growth of a Paper Wasp nest (Polistes sp., Vespidae) from the time when the cells were small and contained eggs only, progressively expanding to house several generations of wasps-to-be from eggs to chubby larva to capped pupal cells. And always there is a vigilant and defiant adult to guard the brood.

Click the images to see larger size and the dates the images were taken.
(Top two images, April 7th, 2012; centre image, June 5th, 2012; lower left image, June 17th, 2012; lower right image, July 4th, 2012)

Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese wasps, hornets, bees and ants on my Flickr site HERE…..

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