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Vespula germanica

1 European wasp at suppressed

Vespula germanica at suppressed - 31 May 2020
Vespula germanica at suppressed - 31 May 2020
Vespula germanica at suppressed - 31 May 2020
Vespula germanica at suppressed - 31 May 2020
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Identification history

Vespula germanica 1 Jun 2020 michaelb
Vespula germanica 31 May 2020 LisaH

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Author's notes

Just like War of the Worlds aliens - they just kept emerging from the ground. Horrifying.

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 31 May 2020 12:48 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
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