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  No common name (Ropalidia socialistica)





No common name | Ropalidia socialistica photo
Ropalidia socialistica

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NO COMMON NAME FACTS

Identification
Ropalidia socialistica is a black and yellow wasp. It has six yellow spots on the thorax and there is knob shaped segment between the main abdominal part and the waist. Ropalidia socialistica can inflict a painful sting.

Size
8mm

Food
adults feed on nectar

Breeding
The nest is a hanging comb of two rows of cells. Most colonies add smaller satellite combs during the season.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Vespidae
Genus:Ropalidia
Species:socialistica
Common Name:No common name

Relatives in same Genus
  Paper Wasp (R. revolutionalis)