The rise of the wasps

For around a month the Large Yellow Underwing has been the commonest species in my moth trap – their numbers are now diminishing and the commonest species now is the Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris).

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Common wasps seem to be everywhere at the moment

common-wasp-2And by the morning they all seem to have been attracted by the light and are in my moth trap.

The ‘anchor’ mark on the face of this wasp is one of the key identification features of Vespula vulgaris

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