Family Archive: Vespidae

German Wasp

German wasp (Vespula germanica) – queen.(23 March 2011) This is the other common British wasp. Note the distinctive 3 spots on the face.

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Hornet

Hornet (Vespa crabro)(27 August 2010)

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Common Wasp

Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) on apple. Close-up of face showing distinctive anchor marking.(21 August 2008)

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Median Wasp

Median wasp (Dolichovespula media)on thistle flower, 04 August 2008) Larger, but less agressive than the familiar Common Wasp (below) this wasp is a relatively recent immigrant species from Europe having been first seen in Britain in the 1980s. Other characteristics are greater amounts of black in the abdominal markings and distinctive features on the thorax …

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Median Wasp

Median wasp (Dolichovespula media)(29 July 2008) Larger, but less agressive than the familiar Common Wasp (below) this wasp is a relatively recent immigrant species from Europe having been first seen in Britain in the 1980s. Other characteristics are greater amounts of black in the abdominal markings and distinctive features on the thorax and face (the …

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