The queen is the longest measuring between 13 mm and 20 mm long, the worker is between 10 mm and 16 mm long and finally, the male measuring about 17 mm long. The common wasp has stripes of yellow and black and has a sort of black spot on top of the head.
The common wasp is an omnivorous insect. Wasps feed on sweet substances such as juice content in fruits. They also eat meat and decaying nectar of flowers. The queen is fed by workers who give a bit of everything.
The common wasp lives in nests constructed of wood fiber mixed with saliva. The nests are located in the ground and they can be hidden under plants in attics or walls of the house. The nests are usually located in a sunny spot.
The queen of this species survives the winter buried in plant debris. In spring, the queen begins her nest to lay nearly a half-dozen eggs, eggs that will sustain itself, then when the nest contains sterile workers, the queen will attend exclusively to spawn until late summer.