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Paper Wasp (Polistes gallicus)

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Stockton, California
Montpelier, Idaho
Croton On Hudson, New York
Coos Bay, Oregon
San Antonio, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Neutral philomel On Aug 3, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France
(Zone 8a) wrote:

This wasp is very common here in SW France. It builds its small hanging conical nest in any shaded and otherwise suitable (to it) spot - on the underside of outside tables, under the lip of water butts etc. It uses its sting readily and staunchly defends its nest.
They are easy to identify when on the wing as their long legs dangle conspicuously beneath their body.


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