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

European wasp at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Vespula germanica at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Apr 2019
Vespula germanica at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Apr 2019

Identification history

Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Vespula germanica 9 Apr 2019 michaelb
Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Vespula germanica 9 Apr 2019 Christine

Author's notes

Aggressively attacking this "fly"? Second pic shows the prey item. Lots of buzzing and tumbling around.

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   9 Apr 2019
Prey is a bristle fly (Tachinidae) of the genus Rutilia.

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Nearby Sightings

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Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Aug 2019 Abantiades labyrinthicus (Swift moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Mar 2019 Larentiinae sp. (subfamily) (A geometer moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Sandava xylistis (Rusty Snout) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Psilosticha mactaria (Large Waved Bark Moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Dec 2018 Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Dec 2018 Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Sep 2018 Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018 Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018 Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Aug 2018 Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 May 2018 Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 May 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018 Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017 Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Dec 2017 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 28 Nov 2017 Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2017 Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 12 Nov 2017 Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2017 Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 Sep 2017 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017 Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017 Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2016 Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2016 Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Aug 2016 Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Jun 2016 Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2016 Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010 Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Aug 2019
Abantiades labyrinthicus (Swift moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Mar 2019
Larentiinae sp. (subfamily) (A geometer moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Sandava xylistis (Rusty Snout) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Psilosticha mactaria (Large Waved Bark Moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Dec 2018
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Dec 2018
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Sep 2018
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Aug 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 May 2018
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 May 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018
Capusa senilis (Black-banded Wedge-moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Dec 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 28 Nov 2017
Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2017
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 12 Nov 2017
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2017
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 21 Sep 2017
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017
Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2016
Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2016
Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Aug 2016
Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Jun 2016
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2016
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010
Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010

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