Kōrero: Wasps and bees

Wasp warning

Wasp warning

Introduced common wasps have reached high numbers in parts of New Zealand, particularly in beech forest. There they feed on honeydew produced by scale insects living on beech tree trunks. This road sign is in an area of beech forest where there was a risk that road construction works might disturb wasp nests.

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University of Auckland
Photograph by Jacqueline Beggs

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Stinging wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11154/wasp-warning (accessed 28 June 2022)

He kōrero nā John Early, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007