Ant / Bee / WaspVespula germanica  

European wasp at Buckajo, NSW

Vespula germanica at Buckajo, NSW - 6 Apr 2017

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Vespula germanica 20 Apr 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! Confirmed
Vespula germanica 9 Apr 2017 alirodwaySignificant Sighting - alirodway has made a recognised, significant sighting! Suggested
Unidentified 6 Apr 2017 alirodwaySignificant Sighting - alirodway has made a recognised, significant sighting! Pending ID

Significant sighting

libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! noted:
20 Apr 2017

The first record of this invasive species in the area.

2 comments

libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
Hi Ali, I have just added the species to our list. I squashed one of these in the garden a couple of days ago, but didn't know they were unusual here. Looking at the Atlas of Living Australia, there have been no sightings until now in this area, so it is a potentially serious problem for us. Thanks for highlighting it. I have classified it as sentitive and a noxious pest. When the insect moderators get to this they may have other comments. Cheers, Libby
KimPullen wrote:
   7 May 2017
Certainly not good news at any place it invades - not for people and not for other insects and spiders.

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Nearby sightings

No sightings found.

  • Coordinates 149.820000-36.684000

Sighting information

Sensitivity key

  • Highly sensitive
  • Sensitive
  • Not sensitive

Conservation key

  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest
  • Locally Extinct

Vespula germanica locations

Vespula germanica has been recorded at:

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