Curfew Captures

Soldier Fly (Stratiomyidae)

Curfew Capture 1. Soldier Fly (Stratiomyidae) On 24 March 2020, the Government of India ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, limiting movement of the entire population of India as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It was ordered after a 14-hour voluntary public curfew on 22 March, followed by enforcement of … Read more Curfew Captures

Ropalidia Social Wasp

Ropalidia Social Wasp

I found these Ropalidia species of paper wasps, on a dry twig in my garden. I was using my Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture these wasps and their nest. The social wasp genus Ropalidia, … Read more Ropalidia Social Wasp

Ropalidia Wasp

Ropalidia Wasp

I found this Ropalidia species of paper wasp, resting on a leaf in my garden. I used my Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture this wasp. The social wasp genus Ropalidia, a primitively eusocial … Read more Ropalidia Wasp

Ropalidia Social Wasp

Ropalidia Social Wasp

I found two foundress Ropalidia species of paper wasps, initiating a new nest on one of the granite pillars of my courtyard. I used my Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture these wasps and … Read more Ropalidia Social Wasp

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