Classification
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All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Social Wasp
    • Wapi
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Spanish
    • Avispones y avispas del papel

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Recent observations

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What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

jmcalpin

Date

March 28, 2015 10:44 AM CDT

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What

Ancistrocerus sp.undescribed-b Genus Ancistrocerus

Date

June 5, 2008 08:39 AM MDT

Description

New to science Ancistrocerus.

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

dominic

Date

March 27, 2015

Description

This looked a little different than a normal wasp. It had a different pattern.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Oriental Hornet Vespa orientalis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

December 13, 2013 01:14 PM GST

Description

Drinking from eutrophic pool in a mountain wadi

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

Record shot attached.

Photos / Sounds

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What

european paper wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

norman

Date

June 12, 2014

Place

Regina SK (Google, OSM)

Description

This is not a regular to my yard, but it came back all summer. Loved that spot on the side of the shed, in the sun.

Photos / Sounds

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What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

codyhough

Date

April 2, 2008

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Observer

codyhough

Date

May 17, 2008

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Observer

codyhough

Date

September 20, 2008

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Observer

codyhough

Date

August 12, 2012

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What

Red and Black Mason Wasp Pachodynerus erynnis

Observer

krancmm

Date

March 22, 2015 11:18 AM CDT

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What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

krancmm

Date

March 22, 2015 10:06 AM CDT

Description

Looks most like Parancistrocerus perennis which supposedly doesn't occur in Texas.

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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.