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Species detail

Vespidae (Vespid wasps)

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Taxonomy

Vespidae family wasps include the solitary Eumenid wasps and social wasps in the subfamilies Polistinae and Vespinae. Almost all of the Vespidae family wasps in Bee Atlas blocks were Eumenid wasps, which are gentle, solitary wasps that build a small nest in a plant stem or wood tunnel. Social wasps in the subfamilies Polistinae and Vespinae build large nests with a queen and many workers, and tend to be more aggressive than solitary wasps. A few Polistinae wasp queens used Bee Atlas tunnels as sheltered overwintering places.

Description

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Nest Structure

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Hole Sizes

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Voltinism

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Activity Period

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References

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Minnesota Record Map

These data are from the Minnesota Bee Atlas project.

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