I've seen a weird looking wasp nest recently. Here's the picture:

Wasp nest

I'm saying weird because it's the first time I see a nest that isn't a ball made of grey paper. Although this one is also made of paper, I don't understand where does the colour come from.

Is it possible to say, what species or family does it belong to?

(location is the North-West of Russia, close to Saint-Petersburg)


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Ok, my bad. Should've googled better. It seems that it might be a common wasp aka Vespula vulgaris. It's said that the colour of the nest is caused by material being collected from the rotten tree trunks.

See the identified sample:

Common wasp nest

It's said that they don't make nests in houses too often that's why I'm not accustomed to the look of the nest.


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