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Apr. 12th, 2017

I ate my lunch outside on Tuesday and saw two wasps tussling--they were locked in an embrace, face to face, and tumbling round; then they broke apart and one flew away and the other dusted itself off very carefully, opening and closing its mouth as if panting, and then it flew away, too.

I searched on "wasps wrestling" but came up mainly with high school wrestling teams... and one Youtube video that was actually of wasps, but engaged in, uh... a different kind of behavior. My wasps were definitely not procreating; it looked much more like play, or rivalry. Or maybe I'm wrong and this couple just has a more boisterous style of lovemaking.




This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/846629.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Apr. 12th, 2017 01:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, your eyesight is good enough to see their mouths? Wow!
asakiyume
Apr. 12th, 2017 03:02 pm (UTC)
This wasp was really close! Plus I had glasses on ;-)
pigshitpoet
Apr. 12th, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
save the wasps!
you mean white anglo saxon protestants? )))

not

ha-hah!
asakiyume
Apr. 12th, 2017 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: save the wasps!
the world's most fragile, endangered group of people ... NOT
pigshitpoet
Apr. 13th, 2017 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: save the wasps!
wmfegop

yes, that's it
asakiyume
Apr. 13th, 2017 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: save the wasps!
Let's see if we can popularize that acronym, lol
pigshitpoet
Apr. 13th, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: co-poppularize
wmfegop

or as you put it..

wmfegop-n

; )
heliopausa
Apr. 14th, 2017 10:38 am (UTC)
I did a quick internet search on "do wasps fight each other?" and "wasps fight each other", and it seems they do, but I won't link because unlike your playful two, the wasps in the links I found were pretty grim and ungentle with each other. :(
asakiyume
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:31 am (UTC)
I guess I should have expected that most fights would be in earnest--I'm glad the one I happened to see wasn't that way.
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