Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yellow and Black Potter Wasp (Delta sp.) in Sumatra Indonesia

Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This black and yellow potter wasp is from the family of Vespidae under Genus of Delta. This wasp has the length of about 20 mm, has black back ground color with beautiful patterned yellow color all over its body. It is hard to find what is the species name for this wasp, but the closest similarity with this wasp belongs to the species of Delta campaniforme.

Scientific Classification: 

Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hymenoptera - Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
No Taxon : Aculeata - Bees, Ants, and Stinging Wasps
Superfamily : Vespoidea - Ants, Stinging Wasps, and Hornets
Family : Vespidae - Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, and Hornets; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps
Subfamily : Eumeninae - Potter and Mason Wasps
Genus : Delta
Species : -

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