roughly 8-10 mm, nectaring on Salvia mellifera
At least two of these in the front garden
Multiple individuals observed on various plants. Sunny, light breeze, upper 70sF.
At least one individual observed on Pink Yarrow, Bidens Alba, and Gaillardia pulchella. Sunny, light breeze, upper 70sF.
Single individual observed on cigar plant. Sunny, light breeze, 80F.
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...