Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Vespula vulgaris, Common Wasp

The already mated Queen hibernates through the winter months, emerging again in early Spring. She will then look for a suitable nest site, once this has been achieved, the Queen will then build a nest and play the first eggs. Female workers will emerge from these eggs, who will take over from the Queen, building the nest bigger and finding food for the next generation, [their siblings] while the Queen continues to lay eegs.

A already mated Queen thats close to hibernating
Photo, 22.10.2016
A freshly emerged Queen in early Spring

A photo of the Queens face, Vespula vulgaris
All Photos are the copyright of Nick Broomer

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