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Gallery - Wasps

[hornet5]Hornet (Vespa crabro)

Easily identified by its large size and yellow and brown colour. Although it has a powerful sting, tends to be less aggressive than other wasps.

[commonwasp2]Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Social wasps

[diggerwasp2]Digger Wasp

I think this one is Ectemnius cephalotes?

[sanddiggerwasp2]Sand Digger Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa)

The Sand Digger Wasp immobilises and drags caterpillars into its burrow to lay egss inside it. The burrow entrance is then plugged with soil

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