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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps

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Recent observations

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Common Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

I didn't want to look too close as to what these guys were pulling apart in the mud below...

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 29, 2014 02:06 PM EDT

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Red Wasp Polistes carolina

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lauramorganclark

Date

August 28, 2014 08:07 AM CDT

Description

I accidentally discovered this morning how to make a wasp pose for a picture. This one received a spray from the water hose as it was perched on a potted plant. It struggled a moment to regain its composure, then apparently settled down to dry off before attempting to fly.

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petemella

Date

August 28, 2014 01:05 PM CEST

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Common Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

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jacqui

Date

August 27, 2014 02:21 PM PDT

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Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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miketroll

Date

August 26, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

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European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

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robseemore

Date

August 24, 2014 06:54 PM ADT

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Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

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magazhu

Date

August 25, 2014

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Große Lehmwespe Delta unguiculatum

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jakob

Date

August 4, 2014

Description

Visiting flowers of Origanum sp.

Apparently, this impressive wasp has been expanding its range from the Mediterranean region into Central Europe:
www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/LBB_0033_2_0819-0826.pdf

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California Yellowjacket Vespula sulphurea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 02:16 PM PDT

Description

Rather a lot of them at the water's edge. Different individuals in the photos.

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calopteryx

Date

June 15, 2014 12:13 PM EDT

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Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

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wendy5

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

This Paper Wasp nest was quite round, about 5" diameter, and set among small branches in a tree at eye-level. This beautiful nest included shades of beige, cream and grey, and really looked like hand-made paper.

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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.