The common wasp is a colonial insect. Their nests are a paper pulp-like.
The Common Wasp will nest in loft space, tree cavities and underground. Nests are usually noticed in late spring, peaking in the summer, a nest can contain thousands of wasps.
Black and yellow abdomen, black thorax and head
Adult workers are around 1-3 cm Long
Egg to adult is around 2 weeks
Queens can produce 200-300 eggs per day for 24 days
Maturity within 2-3 months
The average life span of 9-12 months
Wasps will eat flies, caterpillars, spiders, ants etc.
They are an important part of the food chain in the insect world.
Wasps will nest in lofts wall cavities bushes, hollow trees, old rodent burrows etc
Anchor like shape on its head
Wasps can also pollinate
The common wasp is also an important garden pest controller
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Common wasps nest in a loft