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Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)

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Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Vespidae (VES-pid-ee) (Info)
Genus: Polistes
Species: fuscatus

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Deer, Arkansas
Bear, Delaware
Divernon, Illinois
Yale, Iowa
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Greensboro, North Carolina
Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Member Notes:

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Positive Chillybean On Jul 6, 2014, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a) wrote:

This wasp is native to North America and beneficial to have around. They paralyse the caterpillars found in our gardens and stuff them into nest cells to feed the grubs after they hatch. They are not aggressive toward humans. I would recommend people not automatically kill a wasp and allow them to bother the bugs that really cause troubles for us. :)


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