Tree Wasp - Dolichovespula sylvestris
Length 22 mm. The face of this species is usually clear yellow with one dot. Antennae yellow right at the base. Thorax with hairs at the sides and two yellow spots at the rear.
Hedgerows and meadows.
May to August.
Can be very aggressive. It builds its nest in trees and bushes as well as underground. Adults forage flowers such as Wild Angelica, Water Figwort and Rosebay Willowherb.
Locally common and fairly widespread throughout Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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