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Brown Paper Wasp

Polistes gigas


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.


Volcanic Riparian


Its eats Tailed Jay Cuterpillar. Reference for Polistes: Reference for Polistes gigas:

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Scott44 2 years ago

I’ve got these little guys making a nest in my pot plant I walk past them every day and never had them sting or attack me in any way I’ve accidentally bumped their nest and still haven’t been stung .. I’ don’t mind watching them grow the nest was only about. A inch long now it’s about 8 inches long

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 11 years ago

Thanks Sergio your information is very helpful

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 11 years ago

asergio, you can see the nest right here:
second picture is part of the corsp of cuterpilar it is.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Your spotting is very similar to mine: In my case, it is a Polistes sp., and they do build at trees...

iGo Sugiarto
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iGo Sugiarto

Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

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