European paper wasp ♀︎
-Fennel-

Last update: 6 September 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-VIII-11

This lovely lady, a European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) thoroughly enjoyed the Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) nectar. The first time this species is observed on this plant in the garden. Each year a specimen will be drinking from the Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans), but that hasn’t happened yet this year.

Very colourful wasps. It would be nice if some day they’d built a nest in the garden.

European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
European paper wasp ♀︎ (Polistes dominula) on Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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