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Paper Wasp Nest


Paper wasps are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. (From Wikipedia).


This nest was found outside a window. Normally these nests are found on trees.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful design, on the outside of this paper wasp nest.

Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N 4 years ago

True, Maplemoth. Unfortunately, on realizing how dangerous it was to have a wasp nest just outside their bedroom, the occupants of the house had to remove it from that window.

maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful, paper wasp nest....

Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Kerala, India

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Jan 26, 2018

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