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Winter wasp

Observed: 27th February 2012 By: jhunt
wasp P1130577
Wasp 27.2.12 P1130578
Description:

It looks like a normal common wasp but it was hiding in a seed head and stung me when I picked it. Do some workers survive the winter as it does not look big enough for a Queen?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

It is not normal for any but

It is not normal for any but queens to overwinter, but with odd things happening to the climate nothing is certain any more. However, the size (~17mm) is fine for a queen vulgaris.

M.

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Syrphus's picture

I have just noticed this is

I have just noticed this is in '?'.

You should edit it to appear in 'Invertebrates'.

M.

TRY

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