acowens's picture

Wood shaving wasp

Observed: 6th July 2013 By: acowensacowens’s reputation in Invertebrates

Saw this wasp on my fence and seemed to be scraping the wood off and flying with it. Presumably to make his nest.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Amadan's picture

I'm not good at Wasps

But I think it might be a Dolichovespula. You could view the images on the excellent BWARS site -
Where you will see the various species. The face markings are often the most distinctive, I think.
You're right about what it is doing.

Mydaea's picture

... except that it is HER

... except that it is HER nest.

acowens's picture

Thank you

Thank you

amy owens