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Umbrella Paper Wasps

Polistes
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Summary

Polistes is a genus of social wasps commonly known as paper wasps. They are found in various parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, and Asia. These insects are known for their distinctive slender bodies and long legs, with colors ranging from brown to black, often with yellow or red markings. Polistes wasps build their nests out of paper-like material, which they create by chewing wood fibers and mixing them with saliva.

Umbrella Paper Wasps

Polistes

Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Hymenoptera
family: Vespidae

Species

Polistes fuscatus

Dark Paper Wasp

Polistes fuscatus

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Polistes dorsalis

Polistes dorsalis

Polistes dorsalis

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Polistes dominula

European Paper Wasp

Polistes dominula

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Polistes metricus

Metric Paper Wasp

Polistes metricus

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Polistes flavus

Yellow Paper Wasp

Polistes flavus

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Polistes carolina

Fine-backed Red Paper Wasp

Polistes carolina

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Polistes gigas

Giant Brown Paper Wasp

Polistes gigas

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Polistes bellicosus

Polistes bellicosus

Polistes bellicosus

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Polistes gallicus

French Paper Wasp

Polistes gallicus

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Polistes humilis

Australian Paper Wasp

Polistes humilis

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Polistes chinensis

Asian Paper Wasp

Polistes chinensis

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Polistes olivaceus

Yellow Oriental Paper Wasp

Polistes olivaceus

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Polistes nimpha

Polistes nimpha

Polistes nimpha

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Polistes stigma

Tropical Paper Wasp

Polistes stigma

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Polistes rothneyi

Rothney's Paper Wasp

Polistes rothneyi

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