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Common or German wasp

Vespular vulgaris/germanica


Saw this wasp catch the hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) in the air then land and eat it. Couldn't believe my luck. Right place, right time. :)


Can't tell which of the two common species this is. Really need to see head markings to be sure.

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England, United Kingdom

Lat: 54.99, Long: -1.80

Spotted on Aug 20, 2010
Submitted on Jun 20, 2011

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