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Social, potter & paper-nest wasp (Vespidae)Vespula germanica

European wasp at Buckajo, NSW

Vespula germanica at Buckajo, NSW - 6 Apr 2017

Identification history

Social, potter & paper-nest wasp (Vespidae) Vespula germanica 20 Apr 2017 libbyh
Vespula germanica 10 Apr 2017 alirodway
Unidentified 6 Apr 2017 alirodway

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Significant sighting

libbyh noted:
20 Apr 2017

The first record of this invasive species in the area.


   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
   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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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 50 Abundance
  • 6 Apr 2017 Recorded on
  • alirodway Recorded by

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