Vespula germanica

European wasp at Paddys River, ACT

Vespula germanica at Paddys River, ACT - 16 May 2022
Vespula germanica at Paddys River, ACT - 16 May 2022
Vespula germanica at Paddys River, ACT - 16 May 2022
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Identification history

Vespula germanica 22 May 2022 Amata
Vespula germanica 22 May 2022 Christine

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Possible queen? Flying around this tree and landing for a few minutes, then flying around again, and eventually crawled into a gap in the tree trunk. Appeared slightly larger than usual.

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Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Sep 2018 by RodDeb
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Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 May 2018 by RodDeb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
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Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by RodDeb
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Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2017 by RodDeb
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2017 by W
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jun 2017 by RodDeb
Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jun 2017 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jun 2017 by RodDeb
Dasygnathus sp. (genus) (Rhinoceros beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2017 by roymcd
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2017 by roymcd
Isoodon obesulus obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Jan 2017 by jilds
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Nov 2016 by roymcd
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Cladia aggregata (A lichen) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Cladonia sp. (genus) (Cup Lichen) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2015 by galah681
Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Feb 2015 by galah681
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Verbascum blattaria (Moth Mullein) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Dec 2012 by Mike

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 May 2022 03:15 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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