Paper Wasp (Polistes) Paper wasps are ¾ to 1-inch-long, slender, narrow-waist wasps with smoky black wings that are folded lengthwise when at rest. Its color is brown with yellow markings on the head. Thorax and bands of the abdomen. Often confused for the yellow jacket and hornets which can be more aggressive but still attack when they or their nest is being disturbed. Their nests are found in sheltered areas, such as eaves of a house, limbs of a tree, end of an open pipe, etc.…

Paper Wasp (Polistes)

Paper wasps are ¾ to 1-inch-long, slender, narrow-waist wasps with smoky black wings that are folded lengthwise when at rest. Its color is brown with yellow markings on the head. Thorax and bands of the abdomen. Often confused for the yellow jacket and hornets which can be more aggressive but still attack when they or their nest is being disturbed.

Their nests are found in sheltered areas, such as eaves of a house, limbs of a tree, end of an open pipe, etc.…

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