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29.0 x 43.4 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.1 in (300dpi)
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Hornet nest attatched to the trunk of a tree. Hornets are social wasps. A queen hornet starts a colony by pasting pieces of chewed bark together to form a cell. The cell is built upright so that the queen may lay an egg inside. Further cells are built next to it to form a horizontal structure called a comb. Various layers of combs are constructed until nest has a oval structure.
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