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Vespula vulgaris

Vespula vulgaris
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-14 2:05
Viewed: 1273
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vespula vulgaris, known as the common wasp, is a wasp found in various regions of the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, India, China, New Zealand, and Australia. It is sometimes known as the European wasp; this name is also used for the species Vespula germanica, which is also known as the German wasp. It is also sometimes referred to as the “common yellow-jacket”. It was discovered in 2010 that wasps in North America thought to be Vespula vulgaris are actually a different species, Vespula alascensis.

Vespula vulgaris is an eusocial vespid that builds its grey paper nest in or on a structure capable of supporting it. A foundress queen searches for a hollow tree, wall cavity, rock crevice or even a mammal-made hole to build a nest. One colony cycle lasts for approximately 6–11 months and each colony cycle consists of around 3000~8000 larvae.

The extraordinarily good adaptation skill of Vespula vulgaris makes it possible to live in a wide range of habitats, from torrential areas to artificial environments such as gardens and human structures. However, this species, along with other wasp species such as Vespula germanica, has immensely impacted the lives of many humans, especially those in New Zealand and Australia, as its activities pose a great threat to people. These wasps are the main culprits of damage to fruits and stings to people, adversely affecting tourism and hindering outdoor activities.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Siegfried,

Well captured this Vespa. Very good POV with well composition. As usual nice BG too.
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-14 9:20]

Hi Siggi,perfect capture another time,i like the diagonal perspective,very good exposure and sharpnss too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

EXCELLENT macro capture........

hello Siggi
great shot of vespula vulgaris with very sharp details
excellent colors, beautiful green BG
Have a good night

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