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

What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

magazhu

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

I also shot a video, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ5Ec1XDlaQ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

richardwasson

Date

July 2, 2009

Description

1.5 cm long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Honey Wasp Brachygastra mellifica

Observer

magazhu

Date

December 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

December 14, 2014 11:55 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

brendahoffman324

Date

July 23, 2013

Description

I enjoyed following this amusing wasp around. My yard was its jungle gym.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Honey Wasp Brachygastra mellifica

Observer

magazhu

Date

December 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Honey Wasp Brachygastra mellifica

Observer

magazhu

Date

December 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

November 27, 2014 04:39 PM CAT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Yellowjacket Vespula maculifrons

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Found hopping from place to place on Pitch Pine on top of Mt Everett.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

German Wasp Vespula germanica

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 14, 2014 09:53 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

ctnash

Date

July 4, 2009 11:38 AM AEST

Description

Communal wasp nest.

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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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