|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
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.