Vintage red wasp drawing from 1911. It was included in one of the most famous encyclopedia’s ever published. This black and white wasp drawing is of a worker bee.
The red wasp, or vespula rufa, has red and brown markings on their backs. They generally build their nests in burrows in the ground. They are generally found in northern and central Europe, parts of Asia and some of northern North America. Nests are somewhat small having, on average 57 workers.
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