Checked content

File:Vespa crabro germana with prey Richard Bartz Crop.jpg


Cscr-featured.svgSound-icon-empty.svgThis is a featured picture on the English language Wikipedia ( Featured pictures) and is considered one of the finest images.

If you think this file should be featured on Wikimedia Commons as well, feel free to nominate it.
If you have an image of similar quality that can be published under a suitable copyright license, be sure to upload it, tag it, and nominate it.

Deutsch: Beschreibung: Unter Hornisse (Vespa crabro) versteht man im deutschsprachigen Raum eine Art der sozialen Faltenwespen (Vespidae), die zur Gattung der Großwespen oder umgangssprachlich Hornissen (Vespa) gezählt wird. I
English: Description: Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps, reaching up to 45 millimetres (1.8 inches) in length. The true hornets make up the genus Vespa, and are distinguished from other vespines by the width of the vertex (part of the head behind the eyes), which is proportionally larger in Vespa; and by the anteriorly rounded gasters (the section of the abdomen behind the wasp waist). See wasp and bee characteristics to help identify an insect. As shown a Vespa crabro germana, where germana describes the colour form.
Lëtzebuergesch: Runn, déi eng Bei gefaangen huet.
Date 10.08.2007
Source Own work
Author Richard Bartz, Munich aka Makro Freak MFB.jpg
( Reusing this file)
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

The following pages on Schools Wikipedia link to this image (list may be incomplete):


Find out more

SOS Childrens Villages aims to make Wikipedia suitable for young learners. SOS Children helps those who have nothing and no one, giving them back the famly they have lost and bringing them the very best opportunities for a happy, healthy future. Sponsoring a child is a great way to help children who need your support.