A Wasp cleaning the apple juice from its antenna.

I am always a little afraid when taking photos of wasps. This particular wasp (Vespula vulgaris also known as a common wasp) let me get very close. She was busy cleaning the apple juice off of her antenna after eating some of the apple. You can find all sorts of insects under apple trees, especially once the apples have stared dropping to the ground. Like other wasps, vespula vulgaris eats other insects such as caterpillars to feed its growing larvae and consumes nectar and sweet fruits for its own energy needs.​​​​​​​
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