Wasps atwork Nest building
Found dead on porch.
En bosque bajo cadicifolio, en Paco´s Reserva de Flora y Fauna Silvestre
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. :)
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...