Vespula germanica

European wasp at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek

Vespula germanica at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 26 May 2024
Vespula germanica at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 26 May 2024
Vespula germanica at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 26 May 2024
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Identification history

Vespula germanica 30 May 2024 MichaelMulvaney
Vespula germanica 28 May 2024 LisaH

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Only when I saw the photos did I notice what was attracting the wasp - a fresh bone with meat and hair still attached . . .

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Nearby sightings

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Nyctemera amicus (Senecio Moth, Magpie Moth, Cineraria Moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 26 May 2024 by LisaH
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at GG93 - 27 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Scoparia (genus) (Unidentified Scoparia moths) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Sapromyza mallochiana (A lauxaniid fly) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 7 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 6 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Merophyas divulsana (Lucerne Leafroller) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 6 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 6 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Megachile (Hackeriapis) rhodura (A Resin Bee) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 6 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 6 Apr 2024 by LisaH
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 16 Mar 2024 by LisaH
Scoliacma nana (Diminutive Footman) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 7 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 7 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Lithosiini (tribe) (Footman) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 7 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 7 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Heliocosma argyroleuca (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 27 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 27 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Wheeleria spilodactylus (Horehound plume moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 26 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 17 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 30 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at GG93 - 26 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Olbonoma triptycha (Chezela Group) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 24 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Phyllotocus navicularis (Nectar scarab) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 24 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 24 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Philobota pedetis (Spotty Philobota) at Hughes, ACT - 13 May 2023 by LisaH
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by KL
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by Ct1000
Leistomorpha brontoscopa (A concealer moth) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Plebs eburnus (Eastern bush orb-weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2022 by LisaH
Entomyzon cyanotis (Blue-faced Honeyeater) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jul 2022 by LisaH
Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2022 by KL
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Meritastis lythrodana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Dec 2021 by jennyt
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL
Heliocosma argyroleuca (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by LisaH
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Buglossoides arvensis (Sheepweed) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Wahlenbergia multicaulis (Tadgell's Bluebell) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Oxalis exilis (Shady Wood Sorrel) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Daucus glochidiatus (Australian Carrot) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by KL
Epyaxa subidaria (Subidaria Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by KL
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Oudemansiella gigaspora group (Rooting Shank) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Stuartina muelleri (Spoon Cudweed) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by LisaH
Westringia eremicola (Slender Western Rosemary) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum pseudocapsicum (Jerusalem Cherry, Madeira Cherry) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by KL
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Araneae (order) (Unidentified spider) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Lagriini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified lagriine darkling beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Coccinellidae (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis (A Sedge Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Paropsisterna decolorata (A Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Calomela sp. (genus) (Acacia leaf beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock Fern) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Bovista (A puffball) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Xerochrysum bracteatum (Golden Everlasting) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Diplacodes sp. (genus) (Percher) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock Fern) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass, Slender Speargrass) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon Grape) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Deakin, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by jennyt
Quercus robur (English Oak) at Deakin, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by jennyt
Senecio hispidulus (Hill Fireweed) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by KL
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by KL
Solanum sp. (Tomato) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by KL
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow Burr Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by TomT
Haloragis heterophylla (Variable Raspwort) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by TomT
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by TomT
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by KL
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by KL

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 26 May 2024 02:07 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

Additional information

  • Bone Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

Species information

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