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  • English
    • Wapi
    • Social Wasp
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

caseyzill

Date

September 4, 2014 08:43 AM EDT

Place

arusha, tz (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

krancmm

Date

October 30, 2014 12:45 PM CDT

Description

Continue abundant

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

A fly with spikes...how cool is that?

Photos / Sounds

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What

paper wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Wasp Polistes carolina

Observer

ericisley

Date

October 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

paper wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

francisco3

Date

October 30, 2014 10:39 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 29, 2014 03:58 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

damontighe

Date

October 29, 2014 12:11 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

damontighe

Date

October 29, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Description

Under a rock

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

duarte

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

In the Porto Botanical Garden, nesting in an Agave plant. ID based on this:
http://www.infojardin.com/foro/showpost.php?p=3090135&postcount=8965

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lg_price

Date

October 28, 2014 02:23 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 24, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

No range data available.