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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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Paper wasp in profile

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a paper wasp ('Polistes' sp). The wasp is shown in profile, with body segments and the vein pattern clearly visible. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Wasp anatomy using a paper wasp example

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of wasp anatomy using a paper wasp ('Polistes' sp.) as an example, showing wing venation. The main body parts are labelled. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Hairy flower wasps

This is an information sheet which describes hairy flower wasps, Family Scoliidae, and gives information about their appearance, distribution, behaviour and life cycle.

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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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European wasps in Australia

This website explores the problematic history of the European wasp in Australia.

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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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Honey bee stages and broodcomb

This is a colour photograph of eight honey bees ('Apis mellifera') and a piece of broodcomb. The honey bees show a progression through the final three stages of development from larvae through pupae to mature adult. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Common mud dauber wasp

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a common mud dauber wasp ('Sceliphron laetum'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Sphecidae.)

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Congregation of spitfire larvae on a host plant

This is a colour photograph of a congregation of spitfire or sawfly larvae ('Perga' sp.) on a host plant. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Pergidae.)

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Mud dauber wasp building a nest

This is a colour photograph of a mud dauber wasp ('Sceliphron' sp.) building a mud nest. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Sphecidae.)

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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: ...

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Female potter wasp grasping a caterpillar

This is a colour photograph of a female potter wasp ('Pseudabispa bicolor') grasping a caterpillar prey. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Vespidae.)

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Female blue-ant

This is a colour photograph of a female blue-ant ('Diamma bicolor'), which is a ground-dwelling solitary wasp and not an ant. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Tiphiidae.)

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Some Australian insects exhibiting Batesian mimicry

This is a group of colour scientific Illustrations of some Australian insects whose defensive strategies involve Batesian mimicry, a characteristic in which an innocuous species gains protection by resembling a dangerous, toxic or bad-tasting species. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda.)

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Some Australian beetles, flies, ants, wasps and bees

This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of some Australian beetles, flies, ants, wasps and bees showing a range of shapes and body forms. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Orders: (A-J) Coleoptera, (K-P) Diptera, (Q-V) Hymenoptera.)