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The Saxon Wasp

The Saxon Wasp: Dolichovespula saxonica

One of the UK's rarer wasps

The Saxon Wasp (Dolichovespula saxonica)

Key Features:

Length: 11 - 18mm long

Body: Black and yellow with no black spots on its abdomen

Face: Has an irregular black line down its face

Nest: Likes to nest in conspicuous locations hanging on guttering etc with 1000 or more individuals.

The Saxon wasp is a relative new comer to the UK however it is common on the continent and across the northern hemisphere. It is found in the south of the UK currently but a poor awareness of this species means it likely to be misidentified.

It has very similar features to that of the median wasp (Dolichovespula media). What separates it from the median wasp is the irregularity of the line down the face as pictured below.

Other features are dark hairs on the upper surfaces, slowly fading into greyer hairs on its flanks.

Nests tend to be relatively small in keeping with those of other Dolichovespula species. Commonly a nest will be about the size of a grapefruit with around 1000 - 1500 individuals however it may grow to well over 20 cm if conditions are conducive.

This small size means that these nests are relatively quick to mature and there often prominent placement in conspicuous locations means they are easily spotted and their fore treated. These wasps reportedly have a good temperament which is less than can be said for the median wasp.

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