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Vespa affinis (Linnaeus, 1764)
(First name: Apis affinis Linnaeus, 1764)
Lesser banded hornet


Vespa affinis; Foto: Sirinee Poonchaisri
 Picture taken by Sirinee Poonchaisri

Head brownish red or black, pubescent, with some red marking on frons and vertex, black temple; compound eyes and ocelli black; dark brown antennae and usually pale brown underneath; black clypeus, coarsely punctate, posterior side of clypeus with broadly rounded lobes; mandibles and tooth black.

Vespa affinis
 Pictures taken by Hsu,Ching-hung, Taiwan
Vespa affinis nest

 

Thorax black with many punctures and some erected hairs, propodeum black. Legs dark brown. Wings dark fuscous brown, tegulae dark brown. Gaster with some fine punctures, dark brown segments except first and second segment yellowish orange. Some specimens the yellowish orange on the first tergite may be reduced to two transverse spots and narrow apical band. Body length of workers 19-25 mm, males 26 mm and queens reaching 30 mm.

 


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