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    • Vespidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

European hornet Vespa crabro

Observer

dina

Date

April 15, 2014

Description

Hornet queen in bat box

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 6, 2014 02:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

botanygirl

Date

April 6, 2014 02:46 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Yellowjacket Vespula maculifrons

Observer

calopteryx

Date

April 13, 2014

Description

Vespula maculifrons

William and Mary Campus, Williamsburg City, VA

13 April 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paper Wasps (Genus Polistes) Genus Polistes

Observer

loarie

Date

April 6, 2014 01:47 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

treichard

Date

April 12, 2014 02:31 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Date

April 12, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

colinmorita

Date

June 7, 2013 11:52 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

April 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

April 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Metricus Paper Wasp Polistes metricus

Observer

naturenut

Date

April 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

pghbotanicgarden

Date

February 27, 2002
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Description from Wikipedia

The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...

No range data available.