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During a survey of hymenopteran species at Barishal Sadar Thana of Barishal metropolitan area in Bangladesh, a nest of Vespa affinis was discovered; it was later abandoned by the wasps prior to the arrival of winter. As no records of studies have been found on wasp nests in Bangladesh, some features of the collected abandoned nest are discussed here.
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