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Common Wasp

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Well known by everyone and a particular 'pest' in the autumn.


Common Name Common Wasp
Scientific Name Vespula vulgaris
Species Group Social wasps
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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

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Social wasps