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Vespula germanica

1 European wasp at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Vespula germanica at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018
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Identification history

Vespula germanica 8 Sep 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Vespula germanica 28 Aug 2018 Harrisi

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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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Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Aug 2021 by rawshorty
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Jul 2021 by RogerH
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by galah681
Tortula at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by AndyRussell
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Pisolithus sp. (Pisolithus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH
Cymbacha ocellata (Crab spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Chloroclystis (genus) (A geometer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Dieuches maculicollis (Black-and-white seed bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 27 Aug 2018 04:24 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Female Gender

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