The Western Honey Bee is typically known as the “European Honey Bee” which is the most common of the 7 – 12 species of honey bees worldwide. Like all honey bee species, the western honey bee is eusocial creating colonies with a single fertile female (“queen”), many normally non-reproductive females or workers, and a small ..
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The Median Wasp is a species of social wasp of the family Vespidae found throughout many places of Europe and Asia. It builds aerial paper nests in shrubs or trees and sometimes under the eaves of buildings. It is most common to see this wasp during May and October. It has a 3.3-month colony cycle. ..
The European Paper Wasp is one of the most common and well-known species of social wasp in the genus Polistes. Its diet is more diverse than any other Polistes species. The Paper Wasp has a superior survival ability compared to other wasps during a shortage of resources. The dominant females are prime egg layers while ..
The European Hornet is the largest wasp native to Europe. It is also the only real hornet found in North America. Having been introduced by European settlers in the 1800s. The European Hornet is usually regarded as a menace by humans who encounters it. The hornet, is known for making a paper-like nest out of ..
The Common Wasp is about 2 cm long; they have bright yellow and black bands along the body, with a noticeable ‘waist’ between the thorax and abdomen. They also have two pairs of wings and reasonably long, robust antennae. The sting is located at the tip of the abdomen. The queens (reproductive females) are larger ..
The Asian Giant Hornet, also known as the “Japanese giant hornet” holds the world record for worlds largest hornet. They can be found in “East Asia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and parts of the Russian Far East. It was quite recently found in the Pacific Northwest of North America in 2019, with a few ..
Polistes Carolina is one of two species of red paper wasp found in the eastern United States. It is a social wasp in the family Vespidae. They are native to the United States from Texas to Florida, north to New York, and west to Nebraska. They have also been found in Bermuda and Canada, where ..
The Dolichovespula sylvestris also known as the “tree wasp” is the species eusocial wasp in the family Vespidae, found in the temperate regions of Eurasia, particularly in western Europe. Despite being called the tree wasp, it builds both aerial and underground paper nests and can be found in rural and urban habitats. The tree wasp ..
Vespula Rufa, commonly known as the red wasp, is a social wasp species belonging to the genus Vespula. It is found in northern and central Europes and parts of Asia. They are also found in parts of North America. Vespula Rufa is characterised by red-brown markings and body segmentation, with the appearance varying amongst the ..