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Life stages of the European wasp

This is an information sheet about the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages of the European wasp, 'Vespula germanica'. It also describes what happens to the wasp population over the course of the year.

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European wasps as pests in Australia

This is an information sheet that describes why European wasps are pests in Australia, the health effects their stings can have, and the recommended first aid for stings.

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Earth Alert

Tune in to a television program exploring environmental issues. Solve four ecological problems involving pest animals and humans: domestic cats, European wasps, sea stars and rural drivers. Get tips for solving environmental problems in your local area.

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Mini-beasts

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources is organised into categories of insects, arachnids, centipedes and crustaceans, with descriptions of their sometimes bizarre body features and behaviours in a category titled body structure and adaptations. Colour photographs, scientific illustrations and close-up microscope ...

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European wasps in a nest

This is a colour photograph of European wasps ('Vespula germanica') in a nest comprised of a complex of individual hexagonal cells. A single queen wasp (centre) and several worker wasps are in the nest and some larvae are also present within the cells. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, ...

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European wasp

This is a colour photograph of a European wasp ('Vespula germanica'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Male, queen and worker European wasps

This is a colour photograph of three European wasps ('Vespula germanica'). A male (left), queen (centre) and non-reproductive female worker (right) wasps are displayed on a white background. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Nest of the European wasp

This is a colour photograph of a small nest of the European wasp ('Vespula germanica') in the hands of a scientist. This is a cross-section view of the nest demonstrating the internal hexagonally shaped cells and the external 'paper' casing. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: ...