Green Fingers I Wish

Monday, October 09, 2006


There are over 30,000 different species of wasps, some are used in horticulture as biological controls. The best known is the Paravespula vulgaris which is yellow and black, which although feared by many, is also useful to the gardener, eating harmful flies, aphids, as well as caterpillars, nectar, refuse and fruit. They have strong jaws, two pairs of transparent wings, and three distinct body parts; the head, the thorax, and the abdomen.

Picture of wasp eating a caterpillar


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