Adult hornet wasp, Vespa crabro, eating fruit

Adult hornet wasp, Vespa crabro, eating fruit

Z345/0360 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hornet wasp feeding. Adult worker hornet wasps Vespa crabro eating the flesh of fruit. This wasp will only enjoy fruit towards the end of its life, late in the season, when the social job of rearing other wasps in the nest has ended. Vespa crabro typically feeds on insects and carrion. This meat is also fed to developing wasp larvae as a high protein diet. When autumn approaches and new queens mate and prepare to hibernate over winter, the workers gradually succumb to the colder weather. It is at this time that they turn their attention to fruit and other sweet materials.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, feeding, fruit, hornet, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, type, vespa crabro, wasp, wasp eating, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.