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English: A young paper wasp queen (polistes dominula) is founding a new colony.

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Camera location 38° 45′ 30″ N, 9° 11′ 39″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
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English: A young paper wasp queen (Polistes dominula) is founding a new colony. The nest was made with wood fibers and saliva, and the eggs were laid and fertilized with sperm kept from last year. Now the wasp is feeding and taking care of her heirs. In some weeks, new females will emerge and the colony will expand. The timespan between the older and more recent photos is about one month
1 - The nest with only a few cells. * 2 - New cells being made with mashed fibers and saliva. * 3 - A caterpillar was caught and is being chewed to feed the larvae. * 4 - Feeding the larvae. * 5 - Using the wings as a fan to cool down the larvae. * 6 - The wasp guarding her heirs.

Deutsch: Eine junge gallische Feldwespenkönigin (Polistes dominula) gründet eine neue Kolonie Das Nest wurde aus Holzfasern und Speichel hergestellt und mit Eiern bestückt. Diese wurden mit Sperma aus dem Vorjahr befruchtet. Nun füttert und pflegt die Wespe ihre Brut. In einigen Wochen werden neue weibliche Tiere schlüpfen und die Kolonie erweitern. Der zeitliche Unterschied zwischen den ältesten und den jüngeren Fotos beträgt ca. einen Monat.
1 - Nest mit nur ein paar Zellen. * 2 - Neue Zellen werden aus Holzfasern mittels Speichels angebaut. * 3 - Eine gefangene Raupe wird für die Verfütterung an die Larven zerkleinert. * 4 - Fütterung. * 5 - Kühlen der Larven mit einem durch die Flügel erzeugten Luftstrom * 6 - Die Wespe bewacht ihre Brut.
Español: Una reina joven de la familia de las abejas sociales (Polistes dominulus) fundando una nueva colonia. El nido se compone de fibras vegetales y de saliva. Los huevos son fertilizadas con el esperma conservado del año anterior. La reina nutre a su prole, y en pocas semanas surgirán las nuevas abejas obreras. El tiempo trancurrido entre la primera y la última foto es de un mes aproximadamente.
1 - El nido con unas pocas celdas. * 2 - Las nuevas celdas se hacen con fibras masticadas y saliva. * 3 - Una oruga fue atrapada y ahora sirve de alimento para las crias. * 4 - La reina alimenta las larvas. * 5 - La reina emplea las alas para enfriar las larvas. * 6 - La reina protege su prole.
Français : Une jeune reine de l'espèce de guêpes sociales Polistes dominulus en train de fonder une nouvelle colonie. Le nid est constitué de fibre végétales et de salive. Les œufs ont été fertilisés avec du sperme conservé depuis l'année précédente. La reine nourrit sa progéniture avant l'émergence des premières ouvrières. Le temps écoulé entre la première et la dernière photo est d'environ un mois.
1 - Le nid avec seulement quelques alvéoles. * 2 - De nouvelles alvéoles sont faites avec des fibre machées et de la salive. * 3 - Une chenille est utilisée pour nourrir les larves. * 4 - La reine nourrit les larves. * 5 - La reine bat des ailes pour rafraichir les larves. * 6 - La reine protège sa progéniture.
עברית: פלכית שכיחה
Português: Uma jovem rainha da família das vespas sociais (Polistes dominulus), fundando uma nova colônia. O ninho é composto de fibras vegetais e saliva. Os ovos são fertilizados com o esperma armazenado no ano anterior. A rainha alimenta sua prole, e em poucas semanas surgirão as novas vespas operárias. O tempo transcorrido entre a primeira e a última imagem é de aproximadamente um mês.
1 - O ninho com umas poucas células. * 2 - As novas células são feitas com fibras mastigadas e saliva. * 3 - Um lagarta foi capturada e agora serve de alimento para as crias. * 4 - A rainha alimenta as larvas. * 5 - A rainha utilizadas as asas para resfriar as larvas. * 6 - A rainha protege sua prole.
Galego: Unha raíña nova de raíña de Polistes dominula coidando o seu niño. O niño componse de fibras vexetais e de saliva. Os ovos son fertilizadas co esperma conservado do ano anterior. A raíña nutre á súa descendencia, e en poucas semanas surxirán as novas avespas obreiras. O tempo trancorrido entre a primeira e a última foto é dun mes aproximadamente.
1 - O niño cunhas poucas celas. 2 - As novas celas fanse con fibras mastigadas e saliva. 3 - A avespa mastiga unha eiruga para alimentar as crías. 4 - A raíña alimenta as larvas. 5 - A raíña emprega as ás para arrefriar as larvas. 6 - A raíña protexe a súa prole.
Date March–April 2008
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Author Alvesgaspar
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