Kōrero: Introduced animal pests

German wasps

German wasps

These German wasps are feeding on honeydew on a beech tree. The wasp (inset) competes for the honeydew, depriving native birds of an important food source. In some areas of New Zealand there are very high densities of wasps. In beech forest with honeydew, the weight of all the wasps living there exceeds that of all the native birds.

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Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: In0115LC1t; In0597Mrt (inset)

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Deer, goats, pigs and wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10140/german-wasps (accessed 27 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015