Vespula austriaca (Panzer, 1799)

Vespinae, Vespidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

Matthew P. Kweskin

2 Feb 1997

Identification- V. austriaca is yellow and black. The underside of its scape is yellow, as opposed to all black. This is the only species in the genus Vespula which has long erect hairs along the hind tibia.

No photos available at this time.

Geography- This species has a holarctic distribution. It is found transcontinentaly in the boreal regions of North America.

Natural History (Akre et al., 1980)- This species is a social parasite of other members of the V. rufa species group.

Page author: Matthew P. Kweskin
Last modified: 2 Feb 1997