New garden species




European
paper wasp ♀︎
-Trumpet vine-

Last update: 30 December 2019
OBSERVATION:
2019-VIII-24

These wasps I know from my holidays in France, the European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) [1, 2]. For the first time in the garden!

Like many wasps this female was attracted to the nectar droplets ouzing from the Trumpat vine (Campsis radicans).

It is a very large and colorfull wasp, really beautiful.

European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)
European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)
European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Peeters, T.M.J., C. van Achterberg, W.R.B. Heitmans, W.F. Klein, V. Lefeber, A.J. van Loon, A.A. Mabelis, H. Nieuwen-huijsen, M. Reemer, J. de Rond, J. Smit, H.H.W. Velthuis, 2004. De wespen en mieren van Nederland (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). – Nederlandse Fauna 6. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, Leiden, knnv Uitgeverij, Utrecht & European Invertebrate Survey – Nederland, Leiden.

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