Classification
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All Names

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

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Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

travisbauer

Date

August 15, 2016 01:16 PM EDT

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What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

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ben40

Date

August 24, 2016 08:52 AM PDT

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What

Common Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

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caseytunia

Date

August 23, 2016 08:59 PM EDT

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Paper Wasps Subfamily Polistinae

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brinda2

Date

August 20, 2016 03:15 PM EDT

Description

Wasps atwork Nest building

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What

Common Aerial Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria

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e-aus-kanada

Date

August 20, 2016 11:54 AM ADT

Description

Found dead on porch.

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Western Yellowjacket Vespula pensylvanica

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cedric_lee

Date

August 23, 2016 02:01 PM PDT

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pacof

Date

August 19, 2016 09:18 PM CST

Description

En bosque bajo cadicifolio, en Paco´s Reserva de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

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treichard

Date

August 18, 2016 05:57 PM EDT

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Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

sambiology

Date

August 23, 2016

Description

Led a program to the new Cross Timbers Master Naturalist class at the Fort Worth Nature Center, and I hadn't made my daily observations... So I ran out real quick to find some nature. :)

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artistmaj

Date

August 23, 2016 06:48 PM AKDT

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

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txrocks

Date

August 23, 2016 05:21 PM CDT

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timfenske

Date

August 23, 2016 02:12 PM CDT
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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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