Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Social Wasp
    • Wapi
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Spanish
    • Avispones y avispas del papel

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

evening

Date

May 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wasp found eating wood from my outdoor chair. It is the biggest wasp I've ever seen (in all directions) so I'm thinking it is a queen. After it flew off, you could clearly see the line where it ate.

ID based on http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Dolichovespula+maculata

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Wasp Polistes carolina

Observer

kbeza31979

Date

May 17, 2015 10:22 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

May 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

Red/yellow paper wasp. Found in watering dish in yard. I took him out and placed him on a wooden planter trellis. After which he stayed for a long while cleaning the water from his legs and antennae.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

May 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Avispones y avispas del papel Family Vespidae

Observer

hervin_barrios

Date

December 27, 2014

Description

Avispa que vive en el suelo. Hace orificios debajo de este.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

melierax

Date

May 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian Predatory Wasp Vespa velutina

Observer

alyssa2

Date

May 21, 2015 10:42 AM AWST

Description

Green fly with brown metallic back. Was found on a rotten mango. Had clear wings. And metallic eyes.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

davidsonmiddle

Date

May 20, 2015 11:48 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 11, 2015 03:35 PM NZST

Description

This wasp is most consistent with Vespula germanica although I didn't manage to get the definitive face-on photo.

What do wasps and bees find attractive about unopened flower buds of Hedera helix? Does the plant secrete nectar even before the flowers open?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

jonibaum

Date

May 20, 2015 12:51 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-toothed Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens

Observer

keimwj

Date

April 22, 2015 11:31 AM EDT

Description

22 Apr 2015.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Charleston Co, SC.
Male.
Found on a wooden railing in a swamp.

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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.