A wasp investigating for nectar

Greeting Cards & Postcards

Size:
$2.40
loiteke

Joined September 2008

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

Product Reviews

Artist's Description

Featured:


Common wasps are social insects and live in nests of up to around 10,000 workers. They build a paper nest in a hole in the ground. The paper is made by the wasps who chew small amounts of wood from trees, reeds or garden fences and mix it with saliva to form a pulp which is added to the nest in thin strips. The wasps do not construct their own burrow but will choose one which already exists such as an abandoned animal burrow, a garden shed, or the loft of a house. Workers forage and feed larvae, and cool the nest with water and fanning. Workers will aggressively defend the nest by stinging anything causing a disturbance. Unlike bees, wasps are able to sting repeatedly. The venom of the wasp contains a pheromone which acts as an alarm causing other wasps to become more aggressive when a wasp has stung something or has been killed. So it is a bad idea to swat a wasp near its nest site or to attempt to remove the nest yourself.

Greeting Cards & Postcards Tags

bugs butterflies insects loite meeli small sonn world

All Products Tags

bugs butterflies insects loite meeli small sonn world

Artwork Comments

  • Angi Baker
  • loiteke
  • JuliaWright
  • loiteke
  • Hank Rodriguez
  • loiteke
  • Hank Rodriguez
  • loiteke
  • Hank Rodriguez
  • hilarydougill
  • loiteke
  • cherylc1
  • Lyn Evans
  • loiteke
  • vanvic
  • loiteke
  • Patricia Montgomery
  • loiteke
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.