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Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae)Vespula germanica

1 European wasp at National Arboretum Forests

Vespula germanica at National Arboretum Forests - 27 Aug 2018

Identification history

Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Vespula germanica 8 Sep 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Vespula germanica 28 Aug 2018 Harrisi

3 comments

   8 Sep 2018
Stuart - "A typical European wasp nest is started in the spring by a single queen emerging from hibernation. She raises the first worker wasps herself, which then help her raise more workers, and so the nest grows through the summer. Come the autumn most workers die out while the newly born queens search for a warm, dark place to hibernate."
Harrisi wrote:
   9 Sep 2018
Thanks for that Michael, glad my subsequent actions have been validated. Let me just say that 'God did not save this Queen!' :)
   11 Sep 2018
Glad to here it - when it comes to wasps I am definitely a republican

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

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  • 27 Aug 2018 4:24 PM Recorded on
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