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
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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.
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