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Brown Large Paper Wasp

Polistes stigma townsvillensis


This species of wasp is brown in colour with yellow strips on thorax and abdomen, and its body length is about 20mm. When at rest, the fore wings fold longitudinally. This is the least common of the paper wasp species in the Brisbane area. It belongs to the family Vespidae.


Found under the eave of a roof-covered picnic table, in our local park.

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Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on May 24, 2014
Submitted on May 24, 2014

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