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Common Wasp

Observed: 26th April 2010 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which German Wasp (Vespula germanica) interacts

Comments

StephenJamesCranston's picture

I think this is a German Wasp

I think this is a German Wasp, as it has black spots between the stripes on the abdomen. The spots on a common wasp are joined to the black stripes. Good photo

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Thanks for your comments.

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you like the photo, Stephen.

I'm a bit confused now as one person agrees with my identification of a Common Wasp and two people are saying it's definitely a German Wasp.

Apologies if I've made a mistake. These are the wasps most commonly seen in my garden. I'll try to get a photo of the facial markings next time as I know that this makes a difference.

Martin Harvey's picture

German Wasp

German Wasp is also common and widespread, perhaps not quite a numerous as Common Wasp but both occur regularly in my garden.

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moongirl01's picture

Thanks for your comments,

Thanks for your comments, Martin. I know that German Wasps are also common. I'll have to look through some other photos I took of wasps last year and see which kind they are.