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White Spot Wasp

White Spot Wasp

The queen is the longest measure between 20mm and 25 mm long, the worker is between 15 mm and 20 mm long and finally, the male measuring about 20 mm long. The white spot wasp has a body with distinctive black and white stripes on the abdomen, the head of this species is covered with white markings.

The white spot wasp is an omnivore insect. The white spot wasp feeds on nectar, sap and fruit pulp. The larva feeds on insects that chew with the girls to give him.

The white spot wasp forms a new colony and die each year in late summer. Only young fertilized queens overwinter. They come early spring to find a place to begin her nest, this may be a shrub to 3 feet above the ground like a tree to 60 feet, a pole or even a house.

The young queens and males mate in flight (spin), they spend the winter buried in plant debris. In spring, the queen begins her nest to lay a dozen eggs, eggs that will sustain itself, then when the nest contains sterile workers, the queen will attend exclusively to spawn until the end summer.