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European wasp

Scientific Name
Vespula germanica
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Distribution

  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Europe and Northern Asia
  • Africa
  • Australasian - Oceanian

Description

Native to Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia; introduced into New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA and occassionally WA), Ascension Island, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Chile, and Argentina.


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