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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Apart from being a little bigger than our common wasp, more aggressive and having a more painful sting, there is another way to tell them apart.
She said the common wasp was a "top predator" that could catch 8kg of pests off a hectare of land in an average season.
But it was another bad year for wasps, particularly in the South West, with two species of common wasp very scarce in many areas for the second year in the row, and fears it indicates wider declines in insects.
Brutal customs are cheerfully explained, grim facts reported with unsettling neutrality: "The common wasp measures roughly two hundred hertz.
There are seven species in the UK: sandwasps, potters, masons, diggers, spiderhunters, hornets and the 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
In the case of the honeybee and the common wasp, this policing eliminates 98 percent of worker-laid eggs.
The German wasps carry a slightly more painful sting than Britain's common wasp, the Vespula vulgaris.