common wasp

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Noun1.common wasp - a variety of vespid waspcommon wasp - a variety of vespid wasp    
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
genus Vespula, Vespula - sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
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There are seven species in the UK: sandwasps, potters, masons, diggers, spiderhunters, hornets and the common wasp.
When I first started, I only knew about the common wasp and, like most people, thought that all wasps are black and yellow.
Accompanying previous Western Mail articles we have seen misidentified photographs of, among others, a bee fly masquerading as a bee and an ichneumon fly pretending to be a common wasp.
I'm only an amateur beekeeper but I do know a little bit about the common wasp.
a queen of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris, resting on grape hyacinth Picture: DAVID MAITLAND
NThe common wasp (vespula vulgaris) grows up to 19mm long.
The German wasps carry a slightly more painful sting than Britain's common wasp, the Vespula vulgaris.