Species: Vespa bicolor
English Name: Common Wasp, Black Shield Wasp
Chinese Name: 雙色胡蜂
This small wasp can be easily distinguished by his bright yellow coloration and a black triangular patch on the thorax. The legs are yellow and the antennae are black. The abdomen may display black stripes. The nest has 25-35 cm in diameter and is almost spherical with arc-shaped overlapping layers on the outer envelope. It can be found in high trees, tree holes, under rocky ledges and underground.
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- Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.