Classification
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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

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

gbentall

Date

May 3, 2016 01:11 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

roughly 8-10 mm, nectaring on Salvia mellifera

Photos / Sounds

What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

cgritz

Date

May 3, 2016 01:15 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

marybeth1

Date

May 3, 2016 03:05 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

cgritz

Date

May 3, 2016 01:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

cgritz

Date

May 3, 2016 01:07 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasp Polistes major

Observer

hedgehogpro

Date

May 1, 2016 02:06 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cgritz

Date

May 3, 2016 01:05 PM CDT

Description

At least two of these in the front garden

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bob777

Date

April 30, 2016 03:10 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Metricus Paper Wasp Polistes metricus

Date

May 3, 2016 11:28 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Multiple individuals observed on various plants. Sunny, light breeze, upper 70sF.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red and Black Mason Wasp Pachodynerus erynnis

Date

May 3, 2016 11:11 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At least one individual observed on Pink Yarrow, Bidens Alba, and Gaillardia pulchella. Sunny, light breeze, upper 70sF.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Four-toothed Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens

Date

May 3, 2016 02:37 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single individual observed on cigar plant. Sunny, light breeze, 80F.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

Observer

elizamalcolm

Date

May 3, 2016 02:28 PM EDT
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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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