German wasp (Vespula germanica)


The face of The German wasp has a triangle of three dots, you can see the larger dot and just about see the two smaller dots below.


Macro make you look wrinkly


Removing the head and thorax of one of my honey bees ,  its no match for a wasp. The wasp will take the bee parts back to its nest for food.

Very similar in appearance to the Common Wasp, though very slightly bigger. The best way of telling them apart is by looking at the face. There are usually three small black spots (rarely one) and it is never anchor-shaped as it is in case of the Common Wasp.
Almost anywhere.
When to see it
April/May to September/October.
Life History
The nest is like that of the Common Wasp but greyish in colour. It is normally made underground in an abandoned mouse nest or even a mole hill. Construction of the nest often starts as early as mid April. The nests can become very large with thousands of individuals and, unusually, may have more than one entrance.

for more id information please see Eakringbirds