Wasp is the generic name given to more than 20,000 species of stinging and flying insects in the order Hymenoptera. They have two pairs of wings and their thorax is connected to their abdomen by a thin petiole. Vespula vulgaris is the common wasp, found throughout the world and sometimes known as the European wasp.
The caption reads in the original French:
Guêpe commune (Vespa vulgaris).