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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.


Spotted in a old bridge.

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MarcoSelis 7 years ago

This isn't Vespula vulgaris but Polistes dominula

Pak Hoi T
Pak Hoi T 8 years ago

Well, I hope you don't get injured by them.... :)

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 8 years ago

Thanks again Pak Hoi T :9 i have one in my roof 5 times larger :P

Pak Hoi T
Pak Hoi T 8 years ago

Great Quality Picture!!! never seen one this big and close

Ricardo Salgueiro
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Ricardo Salgueiro


Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012


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