Wasp Life Cycle

The life cycle of a wasp colony begins in early spring with a new queen wasp, and ends in winter with the death of the colony’s queen. Each wasp colony has the same caste system: one egg-laying queen wasp, sterile female worker wasps and male wasps.

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Spring – start of a new colony

Summer – expansion of colony

Late Summer  climax  of colony

Autumn – decline of colony

Late Autumn/Winter – end of colony

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Author: NBC Environment/Orkin

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