Common Wasp
Vespula vulgaris

SPECIES OVERVIEW

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Despite their unfortunate reputation, wasps are actually important pollinators and pest controllers.

 

Wasps live in colonies that form self-contained communities, each following a caste order of queens, males, and workers. Nests may be made in hollow trees and are built of ‘paper’, which is formed by the queen chewing up wood. 

Although wasps have generally fewer numbers than bees, they make up for it in other ways. From their vicious mandibles able to deliver a crushing bite, to their powerful stingers and generally more aggressive nature.

 

The sight of a few wasps is enough to strike fear into those little insect hearts.

KEY FEATURES

Strengths: 

+ Can fly quickly & with high agility

+ Queens & workers have a powerful sting

+ Can sting multiple times without taking damage

+ A very strong bite

+ Social species

+ Tough

Weaknesses:

- Males can't sting

- Colonies tend to be smaller than some of the other social insects

- Wings can damage easily

- Disliked by many makes it difficult to engage in diplomacy

Life Cycle:

Egg > Larvae > Pupa >Female Worker/Drone > Male/Queen

Biome

Forest, Jungle, Desert

Nests

Wasps make nests from paper and can be found in hollow trees or cool places.

Food

They feed on high energy food like nectar, rotten fruit and sugary picnics, whilst their young are fed on small insects.

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