Wasp - Common
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 25th August 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 12th July 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File

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Wasp - Common.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Vespula vulgaris.
Hymenoptera.
Vespidae.
Nest:
Food:




Feature:
A grey paper nest in or on a structure capable of supporting it.
Preys on caterpillars to feed their developing larvae and feed on nectar and sweet fruits, to satisfy their own energy requirements. Their usual food sources are: wood pulp, freshly killed insects such as Hymenoptera, 
lepidopteran larvae and Diptera and Spiders. Common wasps will also attempt to invade honey bees' nests to steal their honey.
A foundress queen searches for a hollow tree, wall cavity, rock crevice or even a mammal-made hole to build a nest. One colony cycle lasts for
approximately 6–11 months and each colony cycle consists of around 3000 - 8000 larvae.