Wasp: Vespula alascensis, Archival Pigment Prints
Archival pigment print by Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart
16x20," limited edition of 20
24x30", limited edition of 10
36x45", limited edition of 5
Vespula alascensis is widely considered to be a common pest, but it was only ‘discovered’ as a species in 2010. Before then it was believed to be a species of wasp native to Europe and China when it is, in fact, a unique species that is endemic to Canada and the US. Vespula alascensis is both a predator and pollinator. It eats a diet of nectar from flowers, insects like flies, spiders, and caterpillars, and an array of human foods.