Nova Scotia Photographer of Wildlife, Nature, Macro and more

Posts Tagged ‘insects’

Giant Ichneumon Wasp – macro – Antigonigh N.S.

Giant Ichneumon wasp - macro

Giant (yellow headed) Ichneumon wasp - Megarhyssa atrata  -  Female. This huge wasp, 6inch+ body, is drilling to deposit her eggs in a live grub or larva in the tree. The eggs hatch and their wasp larva eat the host insect in the tree for the nutrients before they chew their way out of the tree.  The female's Ovipositor or tail →


Ants Gathering, – Macro

Small red ants gathering food macro photography

Ant Macro photo,  Shot 3:1 Life sized.


Solitary Bee Face

solitary bee macro

  Very small solitary bee, length around 3mm. Shot 3:1 life sized, cropped.