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Red Paper Wasp

Polistes rubiginosus [synonym for Polistes carolinus]


The region where this Wasp Nest is is a transition region between the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest


These wasps have made their nest in one of the security cameras in the school I teach... The Director did not like the idea, but eventually chose to leave the nest there and install another camera...

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red paper wasp
Polistes carolinus

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CostaBoyJack 8 years ago

look where the nest is built on

Jacob8 8 years ago

My dreaded enemies lol

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 8 years ago

Geez they are determined !!!

LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Oh, yeah! Thanks again "auntnance123"! I particularly don't get me along when we talk about "Wasps"...

auntnance123 8 years ago

Glad to be of help. That's what a 'suggestion' is: a starting point. Read here apparently Polistes rubiginosuswas considered a synonym for P. carolinus.

LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Thanks "felipe1" and "emiliano1"! ;)
And, thanks "auntnance123", for the ID! But... The "Polistes carolinus" is not more... "Orange"? I researched from your ID and found a more similar to the photo, the "Polistes rubiginosus"... Please, if I'm wrong, correct me.

LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Weel "trungkimsjong", I really want it name too... But, I'm not very good in identifying Wasps... :/
But as soon as I find out, I'll post soon. ;)

trungkimsjong 8 years ago

Beautiful wasp:) and what're their name? Please !

LeonardoMB 8 years ago

Yeah... Not a good place. But, how this security camera its broken ('cause a storm) and, is on a place of the school where the studends don't go, the Director don't saw problem in left it there. Of course, if it Wasp Nest be more "big", it will be removed for security...

bayucca 8 years ago

Not really a good place for wasps nowadays...

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SP, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 21, 2013
Submitted on Apr 22, 2013

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