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Social wasps

Bees, Wasps and Ants

The familar yellow and black insect of the garden. There are many varieties difficult to distinguish between. The group includes the hornet.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Guidance Notes Recent Records

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Large Velvet Ant

Mutilla europaea

Median Wasp

Dolichovespula media

Saxon Wasp

Dolichovespula saxonica


Vespa crabo

German Wasp

Vespula germanica

Common Wasp

Vespula vulgaris