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  • English
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Wapi
    • Social Wasps
  • Korean
    • 말벌과
  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • Spanish
    • Avispones y avispas del papel
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Russian
    • Настоящие осы
  • Belarusian
    • Сапраўдныя восы
  • German
    • Hornissen und Soziale Wespen

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Subfamily Polistinae

Observer

damontighe

Date

September 23, 2016 11:57 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Yellowjacket Vespula pensylvanica

Observer

kleinerj

Date

September 24, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Apache Wasp Polistes apachus

Observer

cgritz

Date

September 27, 2016 10:19 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

roby

Date

September 27, 2016 04:26 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

justcennet

Date

September 9, 2016 11:46 AM EDT

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On Swamp Milkweed. Help ID

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Yellowjacket Vespula maculifrons

Observer

beeboy

Date

September 27, 2016 10:03 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Yellowjacket Vespula pensylvanica

Observer

yetikat

Date

September 23, 2016 09:16 AM PDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red and Black Mason Wasp Pachodynerus erynnis

Date

August 26, 2016 08:19 AM CDT

Description

Multiple individuals on Hamelia, Bidens alba, Eupatorium greggi, African blue basil, Passiflora Incense. At first observation: 75F, overcast, sprinkling lightly. I was able to observe only through the early afternoon; by 10 AM, it was still overcast, but sun was coming through and insect activity was increasing.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow Oriental Paper Wasp Polistes olivaceus

Observer

wkcheng71

Date

September 13, 2014 11:37 AM HKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wkcheng71

Date

October 4, 2014 12:38 PM HKT

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Square

Observer

wkcheng71

Date

October 11, 2014 11:01 AM HKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

cullin

Date

July 14, 2012 05:40 PM PDT
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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...

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