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Small Brown Paper wasp

Ropalidia fasciata


Brightly colored wasp of about 10mm. Not at all aggressive. The nest is built vertically.


Found on a banana plant.


Head close-up is here

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bayucca 7 years ago

Hi Josef. I am not sure if Ropalidia revolutionalis is really found in India. It is mostly an Australian species. It is for sure a Ropalidia sp., but maybe another one, like Ropalidia fasciata. But there are other species found in India. Nuwan has a spotting recently, but I didn't find it again. Key issue would be range and the nice, sometimes heart-shaped yellow patch, which I did not have seen in Revolutionalis. Would you, please, check your spotting again and try to find out more? I do not challenge your ID, just wannted to be sure, that we have the right one ;-)...

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Ava...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Wonderful series.

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 28, 2013

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