Vespula [Paravespula] germanica (Fabricius 1793) (Family Vespidae)


Worker

Queen

Taking Wood for Nest

Length: Queen 16-20mm, Worker 11-16mm, Male 13-17mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - October
(Earliest: 29.3)
(Winter)

Protective Chemicals
Amines Histamine
Other Kinin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Diptera

Other Insecta

Araneae
Food:
(Adult)

Cirsium arvense Nectar

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Phallus impudicus
Nest:
Underground

Atlas Hymenoptera: Vespula germanica
BWARS: Vespula germanica
Nature Spot: German Wasp - Vespula germanica
Insektenbox: Deutsche Wespe
HYPP Zoology (INRA): German Wasp


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012 J.K. Lindsey

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