Classification
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  • 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

Photos / Sounds

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 5, 2012

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cacosta79

Date

April 12, 2015 02:20 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

khimmler

Date

April 18, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

chuckd

Date

April 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

rmssn

Date

April 18, 2015 02:04 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

April 18, 2015 06:28 PM CDT

Description

Potter Wasp?

Photos / Sounds

P1520553

What

Red Wasp Polistes carolina

Observer

taogirl

Date

April 15, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant Hornet Vespa crabro

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

April 18, 2015 03:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

Maybe a digger wasp?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

marymccarley

Date

April 13, 2015 09:30 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

German Wasp Vespula germanica

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 15, 2015 12:57 PM NZST

Description

On flowers of Protea neriifolia.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

April 13, 2015

Place

Brisbane (Google, OSM)
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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.