Wasps are fascinating creatures when you get to know a little bit about them.
The ones that we are more familiar with are generally the common wasps belonging to the family Vespidae and are known as social wasps. That is they live in large colonies.
The colonies only last for a season when all but the pregnant queens die off who then hibernate till the next season ready to start another colony.
She does this building a small nest by chewing wood and mixing it with saliva to make paper. The nest is shaped like a small umbrella underneath which she builds cells into which she lays her eggs.
When the eggs have hatched she feeds the larvae on pulped insects she has collected. These larvae grow into