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Wasp Attached to the Anther of a Blackberry Lily

Wasp Attached to the Anther of a Blackberry Lily

This photograph shows a wasp attached to the anther of a blackberry lily (Iris domestica); this photo was taken at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The anther and filament make up the stamen of the flower; the stamen produces pollen and is the reproductive organ of the flower.
Galleries: Alachua, Irises, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Wasps
Keywords: Alachua county, FL, Florida, Gainesville, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, blackberry lily, flower, insect, iridaceae, iris domestica, leopard flower, leopard lily, ornamental plant, stamen, wasp
Photo Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 07/24/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.01
F Number: 10
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 29°36'43.89"N 82°24'32.13"W
Picture Number: 24966