© Stuart M Bennett 2003
Vespula germanica
(German Wasp)

Again this is quite a common wasp, note the markings on the abdomen and the mask, with the face having three dots. The malar space is very short, and the antennae are black at the base. The thoracic stripes usually bulge in the middle and there are four yellow spots at the rear of the thorax. The nest is like that of the common but greyish in colour.

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