Know Your Foe – Wasps ID

Did you know that the most commonly encountered species of wasps in the UK fall into three distinct groups?

The Vespula family – those wasps that make their nests in cavity voids, airbricks, holes in the ground,  lofts, garden sheds etc

The Dolichovespula family – these species of wasp make their nests in aerial sites, in nearly all cases suspended from the branches of trees and shrubs, from ground level to a height of several metres.  The surrounding foliage usually hides a nest and protects it from rain and direct sunlight.

Vespa crabro (The hornet) – the hornet is by far the largest in size.  Nests are usually in aerial situations, particularly inside hollow trees, but also in attics and outhouses.


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