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German Wasp
German Wasp


German wasp
The German wasp (Vespula germanica) is of the family Vespidae and of the subfamily Vespinae. They are found in Europe, large parts of Asia and some areas in Africa. The German wasp is a colony building insect.
German Wasp - Vespula germanica
German Wasp - Vespula germanica
German Wasps - Vespula germanica
German Wasps - Vespula germanica
The German wasp nests underground. Construction begins in spring. The wasps often nest in spaces previously used by other animals which are then expanded. The colony usually comprises 3000 to 4000 animals. Even nests of 7000 wasps are not uncommon. The nests can have a circumference of 2 meters. The division of labour is organised in the colony. The intensity of the brood care is like that of the bees. The larvae of Vespidae are fed on the meat of insects.
German Wasps on a compost pile
German Wasps on a compost pile
The German wasp is found in almost every kind of landscape and can be an annoyance to humans at autumn time. Its favorite environments are forest edges with high bushes and perennials.
German wasp is eating meat
German wasp is eating meat


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1. German Wasp
2. German Wasp - Vespula germanica
3. German Wasps - Vespula germanica
4. German Wasps on a compost pile
5. German wasp is eating meat
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