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A Vespula queen?
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Posted on 29-11-2007 13:44
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Found wandering in the grass. Larger than common wasp worker (15-20mm body length). Knowing that only mated females survive the winter could it be a common wasp queen (Vespula vulgaris)?

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Joaquim Gaspar
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Here is a detail of the face
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Maybe Christian or Camille can help...
 
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looks like a Vespula germanica
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But V. germanica is not supposed to have the black bar in the face, just three dots.
 
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germanica......???
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There is some variation
look at this fantastic photos here:
http://www.di-an..../index.htm


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Amazing pictures !
 
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Most probable is it V. germanica.

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How do we know if this is a queen?
 
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