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Nest sheds water: tropical hornet

Nest of tropical hornet sheds water via conical roof.

"The conical shape of the [nest of the] tropical hornet Vespa affinis leads rain water efficiently away from the nest." (Pallasmaa 1995:12)
About the inspiring organism
Vespa affinis
Vespa affinis (Linnaeus, 1764)
Common name: tropical hornet

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Some organism data provided by: ZOBODAT: Zoological-Botanical Database (Vespoidea)
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist

IUCN Red List Status: Unknown

Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Structures for shedding water.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Construction

Pallasmaa, J. 1995. Animal architecture. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture. 126 p.
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