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German Wasp

Observed: 23rd April 2010 By: wad25
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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German Wasp9.jpg
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Description:

Wasp about 15/20mm. Three spots on face just seen in first (...9)picture suggest German wasp as does unbroken yellow line behind eye. Does not have anchor facial mark of the common wasp.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which German Wasp (Vespula (Paravespula) germanica) interacts

Comments

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black and yellow

The other feature that helps confirm this is that the trinangular black mark in the middle of the second abdominal segment stretches back further than the black spots on this segment - your third photo with the side view shows this clearly.

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