Wasp does dissection

Yesterday we sat and watched this wasp dissect a dead honeybee.

The body part arrangement is how the wasp laid them out.

It first removed all 4 wings and then the legs, it proceeded to remove the abdomen by cutting the petiole, followed by the head.

At each stage it took time to eat any sweetness, e.g. nectar from the honey crop.

It spent a long time chewing at the thorax and finally flew off with it!

2 Responses to “Wasp does dissection”

  1. Margaret Anne Adams Says:

    The photography is wonderful. I enlarged the photo so the bits filled the screen, and the detail was very interesting. Thank you for this.

  2. Emily Scott Says:

    I often find bee heads under my hive so it’s good to have proof that other insects may be dissecting the bodies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: