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Vespa crabro???

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MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago
European hornet (nest)
Vespa crabro Archivo:Vespa crabro nest full.jpg


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14 Comments

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

@Emma
Sad story... The truth is we are expanding way too much, we want perfect gardens, no "pests", no nothing, just perfect totally unnatural grass directly from the shelf, and in doing that we are destroying irreversibly whole habitats...
So, still sorry for those people...

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I am happy that you do not have any wasp problems.
Even if you do it is in no way a reflection of Romania. Times are changing and along with them we are seeing some very surprising behaviors by insects,fungi etc. The other day i shared an article on PN of how fire ants have attacked 10 people in San Francisco and invaded their homes and 3 died out of that.The infant was put into a coma.

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

@Emma
Wasps are treated with a very healthy respect here. They can appear quite often in the attics, but people are very weary when this happens. Everyone knows how they look and what they can do to us, so overall not a big problem, nothing specific to Romania.
That article I think is mistakenly put there, it's not about Romania.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Mihail,is wasps a big problem in Romania?
http://www.romaniantimes.at/?id=3749
I send you two links. I punched in Wasps in Romania and was able to get some info.
The nest does look similar to Vespa crabro.

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

The body of the wasp and the outside structure of the nest was more like in the links below...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ho...
http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Vespa_c...
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Ves...

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

nest color is different too.

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

I don't think it's paper wasp, the wasps colors are different.. In this picture is hard to see because you can't make it bigger...

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I saw two on the ground. They do fall off trees or are probably discarded.

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

@Emma
I really don't know, it's not in my area. I saw wasp nests with the exterior texture like this, but they were in the ground...

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Is this home broken?
Paper wasp homes are umbrella shaped like this one , But they have a single layer of very well defined chambers.

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

Yes... But what kind of wasp?

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Looks like a wasp nest.

MihaiER
Spotted by
MihaiER

Romania

Spotted on Sep 21, 2011
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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