Single individual observed hunting throughout location. 86F, post-rain, overcast, humid.
At least two individuals observed on various plants, e.g., Chinese Pistache (resting only), Bidens alba, Hamelia patens (dwarf and standard). 78F, partly sunny, humid.
It was constantly on the move and difficult to photograph. Here it was on a peppervine leaf.
Multiple individuals observed tending nest and hunting throughout location. 78F, partly sunny, humid.
Found lots of these guys drinking in a puddle at the job site.
The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...