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Vespula germanica

European wasp at City Renewal Authority Area

Vespula germanica at City Renewal Authority Area - 14 May 2019
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Identification history

Vespula germanica 21 May 2019 KimPullen
Vespula germanica 21 May 2019 JanetRussell

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Author's notes

I have never seen European Wasps on flowers.

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   22 May 2019
It is indeed rare to see them at flowers, Janet.
   24 May 2019
Thanks Kim - interesting...

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 12 Abundance
  • 14 May 2019 11:40 AM Recorded on
  • JanetRussell Recorded by

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  • Flower hedge outside Canberra Casino Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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