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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They may seem terrifying but insect experts say they are less likely to sting you than the common wasp as they generally avoid conflict.
The one we most often come across is the common wasp, which is found throughout the UK in almost all habitats, including woodland and urban areas.
7 ANGRY German wasps proved troublemakers in the UK last year and have a nastier sting than the common wasp.
The blood-sucking parasitic ANGRY German wasps proved troublemakers in the UK last year and have a nastier sting than the common wasp.
The stings of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), are well documented to induce allergic reactions and, occasionally, fatal anaphylaxis (King et al.
She said the common wasp was a "top predator" that could catch 8kg of pests off a hectare of land in an average season.
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. They may live in trees, but normally nest underground.
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.