European Wasp has two pairs of clear wings. The first pair of wings are larger.
They are considered as aggressive stingers.
The size of a European worker wasp lies between 12-17 mm.
Only the European queen wasp can survive over the winter.
Yellow Jackets (Social Wasp)
The worker wasps are 15 mm long, whereas queens are 19 mm long.
These wasps can eat other insects as well as human food.
Yellow Jackets have two pairs of wings. Also, they have black and yellow bands alternatively over the body.
These wasps sting continuously when provoked.
Common Wasp has two pairs of wings. The first pair of these wasps is larger than the second pair.
They have two antennae of black colour. And fly with their legs that are close to their body.
They are known to attack insects.
The size of these wasps varies from 12 mm to 16 mm.
Native Paper Wasp
They have a very narrow waist along with a slender body.
35 different species of paper wasps are found in Australia, covering Adelaide.
The heads of these wasps are small, but the antennas and eyes of paper wasps are of medium size.
The length of native paper wasp varies between 10 to 22 mm.
They feed on nectar; however, they chase for either flies or some other bug to take care of their hatchlings.
The size of these sand wasps is 22 mm.
Sand Wasps are considered as non-aggressive wasps. They only attack in a swarm to protect their nest.
Mud Nesting Wasps
Their colour ranges from orange and black to yellow and black.
The size of these wasps varies from 5-30 mm.
They are generally spotted throughout Adelaide.
They live in forests, urban locations and woodland. Mud Nesting Wasps feed on the nectar of honeydew, plants and also the fluid of the insects that are found by them.
Tree Brown Paper Wasps
Tree Brown Paper Wasps have a yellow body with dark brown or black markings over their thorax, head and abdomen.
They usually make their nest inside hollow trees and on the sides of buildings.
The size of tree brown wasps varies from 0.8 to 12 mm.
You will commonly notice these wasps in suburban gardens, forests, and woodlands.
White-faced Brown Paper Wasp
These wasps usually nest on trees, caves and overhanging rocks, as well as under bridges and homes.
The size length of these wasps varies between 0.8 to 10 mm.
White-faced Brown Paper Wasp is known to be pollinators. They are good for the environment and it is beneficial if you have them in your garden.
These wasps have a white face and brown body along with white coloured rings around the abdomen and thorax.