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Common Wasp

Vespula vulgaris


The common wasp, Vespula vulgaris, is found in much of Eurasia and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand


The common wasp is a eusocial vespid which builds its grey paper nest in or on a structure capable of supporting it. Underground, it often uses an abandoned mammal hole as a foundation for the site which is then enlarged by the workers. The foundress queen may also select a hollow tree, wall cavity or rock crevice for a nest site.


A wasp resting in a little bench in my backyard :)

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Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 10 years ago

Thanks :)

williefromwi 10 years ago

Nice photo of your spotting.

Ricardo Salgueiro
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Ricardo Salgueiro


Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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