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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 - 8 Apr 2019
Vespula germanica at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Apr 2019

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

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

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Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Aug 2016 by simonstratford
Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Jun 2016 by roymcd
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2016 by RodDeb
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010 by galah681
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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (cm)
  • 7 Apr 2019 Recorded on
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