Vespula vulgaris

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Noun1.Vespula vulgaris - a variety of vespid waspVespula vulgaris - 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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In the UK, we mainly get common wasps (Vespula vulgaris) and German wasps (Vespula germanica).
Vespula vulgaris was first detected in Chile during the summer of 2011, in the mountains of the Araucania region (Barrera-Medina & Vidal 2013).
In September, in a very short time (about three minutes) after the liver trap was placed on the floor of the Institute's garden, wasps which belong to Vespula germanica (Fabricius, 1793), Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) swarmed around the liver.
Inflammatory role of two venom components of yellow jackets (Vespula vulgaris): a mast cell degranulating peptide mastoparan and phospholipase Al.
Vespula germanica F., 1793 and Vespula vulgaris L., 1758 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) were both parasitized by Sphecophaga vesparum Curtis, 1828 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) (Beggs et al., 2008), and Sphecophaga burra vesparum Cresson, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) parasitized Vespula spp.
So perhaps it's one of those, but it's certainly not a common wasp (Vespula vulgaris).
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.
Here I report that a vespid wasp (the common yellow jacket Vespula vulgaris L.) is also attracted to elaiosomes and provides long-distance dispersal of seeds.