- Only female wasps sting using a modified egg-laying tube connected to a venom sac.
- The two species most often found in the UK are the Common wasp and the German wasp.
- Social wasps build a new nest each year & the average colony may contain between 4,000 to 6,000 wasps.
- Despite their bright ‘warning colours’, wasps are a food source for birds such as warblers, bluebirds and house wrens.
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