White Wasps

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White Wasps
White wasps are in fact hornets that are also called bald-faced hornets, white faced hornets or white tailed hornets. They belong to the yellowjacket wasps family while lacking the yellow colour and are called a hornet in an American sense as a wasp that constructs a paper nest were in the UK, it is not a true hornet but a member of the Genus Vespa family. White wasps can be found in North America, Southern parts of Canada, Rocky Mountains, west coast of the US, most of the east of the US and Europe. They are known for building large round, football like nests that they will protect by stinging repeatedly but only if the nest is disturbed. The white wasps are less aggressive than normal yellowjacket wasps, allowing a person to get close enough to observe them.

Nests built by white wasps have been known to be as large as a meter high! The life cycle of the white wasps is much like any other wasps. At the beginning of the year, the fertile females emerge from hibernation over winter from the previous years nest. The queen searches for and then selects a place to begin building her own nest. The nest to begin with is very small with only a few eggs laid. These eggs will become working white wasps that will take over the job of expanding the nest, collecting food, protecting the nest and bringing up the young. The queen white wasps job becomes laying eggs only while the rest of the white wasps take care of everything else. Towards the end of the season, with the nest being at its largest, the queen lays eggs that will produce males for breeding and fertile females that will become queens the following year. Towards the end of the year, the newly hatched fertile queen white wasps leave the nest in search of males to mate with. Sperm collecting from mating is stored, ready to be used the following year. For the current nest, as winter approaches, the nest and all its inhabitancie including the queen, die. The young queen white wasps that have stored sperm find a place to hibernate over winter ready to begin the whole process again the following year.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

 
  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.
 

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