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Vespula vulgaris  Common wasp,Geotagged,German wasp,Netherlands,Spring,Vespula germanica,Vespula vulgaris Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. stunning detail and colours! and the wings are smaller than you would think they are. a really fine shot. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Thank you. Posted 5 years ago
  3. Very nice one, Mike! The foreground is a great idea, as such super macro shots often are a little too black in the background. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy. I agree with you about a too black foreground, hence I have worked this time with moss. Posted 5 years ago
  4. I'll bet on Vespula vulgaris for this one, check this simplified key:
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. You're right, zorry. I have changed it. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Without 100% sure, just by looking to the clypeus marking and overall head shape, a Queen. Posted 5 years ago
  5. Love it! Great clarity, color, and comp!! Posted 5 years ago
  6. Super cool angle Posted 3 years ago
  7. Unreal! This is just fabulous! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Agreed! This is one of my favorite photos on JD! Posted 3 years ago

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''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; the same name is used for the species ''Vespula germanica'', which is also known as the German wasp.

Species identified by Mike van Harn
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By Mike van Harn

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Uploaded Apr 20, 2017. Captured Apr 15, 2017 13:30 in Slochter 16, 1654 KD Benningbroek, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/4.0
  • 4s
  • ISO100
  • 65mm