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Unknown wasp

Observed: 21st April 2010 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Despite the fact that I have a photo of the face, I'm unable to match it to the pics in my field guides. Is an id possible, please?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Tree wasp (Dolichovespula sylvestris) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Tree Wasp

The gap between the eyes and mandible shows this is Dolichovespula, rather than Vespula, and the combination of the amount of black round the eyes, plus the small spot as you describe, should make it Dolichovespula sylvestris.

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