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01-11-2019, 07:49   #121
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[QUOTE=Buford T. Justice VI;111653708]I came across this little guy today and have no idea what he is, only that he appears to be from Kilkenny.

Could it be a dethroned Wasp Queen - which is larger than a normal sized wasp.


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I came across this little guy today and have no idea what he is, only that he appears to be from Kilkenny.
Roughly what length was he? I hope your camera is very zoomed in
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Roughly what length was he? I hope your camera is very zoomed in
Those brown bits are knocked pine trees.
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I came across this little guy today and have no idea what he is, only that he appears to be from Kilkenny.

Could it be a dethroned Wasp Queen - which is larger than a normal sized wasp.

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I think this is the one you're probably looking for

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/...56/772/9ae.jpg

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Roughly what length was he? I hope your camera is very zoomed in


Yeah, very zoomed in, about 20mm in length.
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Yeah, very zoomed in, about 20mm in length.
The dots on the back mark her out as a Queen.
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https://irelandswildlife.com/common-...pula-vulgaris/
and from the comments section from the above site.

Conor Kelly says
July 22, 2012 at 15:39
I think the photo actually shows a Vespula germanica (German, or European, wasp), rather than a Vespula vulgaris(Common wasp). But there isn’t much difference between them, I suppose.

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August 21, 2013 at 12:22
Just looked at the photo again Conor and I think you may well be right… off out with the camera to try and get a shot of V. vulgaris to replace it.
Oops!

and this from a NZ website.

https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/s...ey-differences
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Unusual fungi on our laneway. I'll see what they taste like.

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Mushroom Type
Common Names Common Puffball, Devils Snuffbox, Wolf Farts


https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-...mmon-puffball/
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Edible, no less. Nearly murdered the entire family when I was a youngfella by cooking them breakfast with mushrooms I had picked in the fields. I tend to shy away from them ever since
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Have an impressing ring of these growing
Anyone tempted to name them?
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Have an impressing ring of these growing
Anyone tempted to name them?
Phil, Jonjo, Caroline, Rupert and Alan.
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Have an impressing ring of these growing
Anyone tempted to name them?
Very Nice picture.

The nearest match, found in the Collins wild guide - Mushrooms & Toadstools, is "Roman Shield", though that species fruit in Spring.

Your pic has a slight convex at the centre, an upturned edge with white gills. Does the stem have a ring (ragged near the top) or a volvo (bulbous at the base).
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A surprise blast of colour this morning, a rose, I think, in an overgrown patch of briars by my parents old house.
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Phil, Jonjo, Caroline, Rupert and Alan.
I think I know who you are now
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