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A South American Mischocyttarus paper wasp hangs out on its characteristically long nest. The nest is made of chewed, processed plant fibers, similar to those of our temperate paper wasps but taking a much more unusual form. How long is the nest? Warm up your scrolling muscles! Here is a life-size photograph:

photo details:

Canon EF 17-40mm f4L wide angle zoom lens on a Canon EOS 7D

ISO 400, f/8, 1/100 sec

Diffuse external strobe

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