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Banded Paper Wasp

Ropalidia fasciata

Description:

Class: Insecta | Order: Hymenoptera | Family: Vespidae | Genus: Ropalidia |

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Banded Paper Wasp
Ropalidia cf. fasciata Banded Paper Wasp


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6 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

Fantastic these vertical nests.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thank you very much Lauren, Juan and bayucca.. Merry Christmas!!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Good night and Merry Christmas, Nuwan!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Hi Nuwan. I think these are Paper wasps (Vespidae), not Potter wasps (Sphecidae). The body shape is more slender in Poter wasps, and this nest is made with celulose.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

This looks more like a Paper Wasp. The nest is really peculiar being linear instead of rounded and cap-shaped. Very neat spotting!

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 14, 2013
Submitted on Dec 22, 2013

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