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Vespula germanica, Heesch, Netherlands Found dead and dusty on the garden floor by Henriette. Together with Vespula vulgaris, this species is likely responsible for people&#039;s &quot;proxy&quot; fear to anything in a black/yellow jacket, including harmless hover-flies, bees and bumblebees.<br />
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Note the cool comma-shaped eyes. Another interesting detail are the 3 black spots above the jaws, these are an identification key to distinguish it from the very similar Vespula vulgaris:<br />
<a href="http://www.ahw.me/img/vespula-germanica-vulgaris-kaken1b.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.ahw.me/img/vespula-germanica-vulgaris-kaken1b.html</a> Extreme Macro,German wasp,Vespula germanica,WeMacro Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Vespula germanica, Heesch, Netherlands

Found dead and dusty on the garden floor by Henriette. Together with Vespula vulgaris, this species is likely responsible for people's "proxy" fear to anything in a black/yellow jacket, including harmless hover-flies, bees and bumblebees.

Note the cool comma-shaped eyes. Another interesting detail are the 3 black spots above the jaws, these are an identification key to distinguish it from the very similar Vespula vulgaris:
http://www.ahw.me/img/vespula-germanica-vulgaris-kaken1b.html

    comments (6)

  1. Ooo...that is SO lovely! Smashing macro Ferdy and the colours are delightful. And I see the difference there on the link in regard the black spots, thank you. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks so much! Only thing I'm unhappy about is the right antennae. Was hard to position, very loose as it was damaged. Posted one month ago
      1. NG worth picture! Posted one month ago
        1. Awww, thanks! Posted one month ago
  2. Whoa, love it! It has a fabulous punk hair-do. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one month ago

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The German wasp, or European wasp, ''Vespula germanica'', is a wasp found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, native to Europe, northern Africa, and temperate Asia. It has been introduced and is well-established in many other places, including North America, South America , Australia and New Zealand.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Oct 30, 2020. Captured Sep 4, 2020 22:31.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm