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Queen wasp

Observed: 9th September 2011 By: DioctriaDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in Invertebrates
SX20_09874a
Description:

Disturbed from rotten log in shady conifer area of mixed woodland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

fishfan1181's picture

hello

i see that the antenna are quite large could somone please tell me what function they have many thanks.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Dolichovespula media Antennae

Yes here is a link Could be a twin brother

http://www.rutkies.de/bienen-2/Dolichovespula%20media%20-%20Mittlere%20W...

WLR

Here is link to Antennae

They have many functions scent hearing Communicating etc Wont Rabbit on its all below

http://www.kellscraft.com/Wasps/Wasps04.html

HTH

Best Wishes

WLR

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Thanks for that link Colin,

Thanks for that link Colin, it gives me much more confidence in the ID.

David