Wasp found eating wood from my outdoor chair. It is the biggest wasp I've ever seen (in all directions) so I'm thinking it is a queen. After it flew off, you could clearly see the line where it ate.
Red/yellow paper wasp. Found in watering dish in yard. I took him out and placed him on a wooden planter trellis. After which he stayed for a long while cleaning the water from his legs and antennae.
Avispa que vive en el suelo. Hace orificios debajo de este.
Green fly with brown metallic back. Was found on a rotten mango. Had clear wings. And metallic eyes.
This wasp is most consistent with Vespula germanica although I didn't manage to get the definitive face-on photo.
What do wasps and bees find attractive about unopened flower buds of Hedera helix? Does the plant secrete nectar even before the flowers open?
22 Apr 2015.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Charleston Co, SC.
Found on a wooden railing in a swamp.
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...