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  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Wapi
    • Social Wasps
  • 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

Square

What

Paper Wasps Subfamily Polistinae

Observer

jcamacho

Date

February 8, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red and Black Mason Wasp Pachodynerus erynnis

Date

February 9, 2016 03:15 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two individuals observed nectaring on Seaside Goldenrod and Gaillardia pulchella around 3:15 PM CST. Sunny; 68 F; light breeze.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lubasarker

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

Found a dead honey bee in my house. It's smaller than nickel. Very fuzzy with yellow and black strips.

Tags

bee

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian Paper Wasp Polistes chinensis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2016 10:39 PM NZDT

Description

Found this wasp nest while stalking insects at night. It is on a kanuka tree. The last 2 photos taken the next day to show the shape of the nest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

langlands

Date

January 30, 2016 04:09 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

White-faced Brown Paper Wasp Ropalidia plebeiana

Observer

dhobern

Date

December 25, 2015 06:20 AM CET

Description

Ropalidia plebeiana (Richards, 1978), Aranda, ACT, 25 December 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

rcurtis

Date

February 7, 2016 05:07 PM EST

Description

Two very large, ground-level nests within 10 ft of each other

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

February 8, 2016 11:12 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

February 8, 2016 11:03 AM PST

Description

Probably queen V. vulgaris

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

drw

Date

February 7, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

Observer

mlodinow

Date

April 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

European Tube Wasp Ancistrocerus gazella

Observer

siobhanleachman

Date

February 8, 2016 12:59 PM NZDT

Description

Small wasp found deceased. I had seen a wasp very similar to this yesterday on Hebe flowers but it was too quick to take an image of.

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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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