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Brown Paper Wasp

Polistes gigas

Description:

Their innate preferences for nest-building sites leads them to commonly build nests on human habitation, where they can be very unwelcome; although generally not aggressive, they can be provoked into defending their nests. All species are predatory, and they may consume large numbers of caterpillars, in which respect they are generally considered beneficial.

Habitat:

Volcanic Riparian

Notes:

Its eats Tailed Jay Cuterpillar. Reference for Polistes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistes Reference for Polistes gigas: http://vespa-bicolor.net/main/vespid/pol...

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3 Comments

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 7 years ago

Thanks Sergio your information is very helpful

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 7 years ago

asergio, you can see the nest right here:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/158...
second picture is part of the corsp of cuterpilar it is.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Your spotting is very similar to mine: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/161.... In my case, it is a Polistes sp., and they do build at trees...

iGo Sugiarto
Spotted by
iGo Sugiarto

Indonesia

Lat: -7.66, Long: 110.31

Spotted on Oct 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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