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Yellow Oriental Paper Wasp

Polistes olivaceus

Description:

Almost the same brilliant golden colour of the mango it is feeding on, this wasp has wavy lines in dark maroon on its abdomen.

Habitat:

My rooftop terrace. Feeling on the bruised mangoes that fell off the tree because of the rains. Now, if the juices have fermented we may see demented crazy wasps!!!

Notes:

Macao paper wasp

1 Species ID Suggestions

Yellow Oriental paper wasp
Polistes olivaceus Polistes olivaceus


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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Thank you, Ornithoptera...I usually go wrong on the species so did not venture beyond Genus. Thanks for the tip! Your knowledge is phenomenal (hat tip)

SukanyaDatta
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SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Jun 28, 2021
Submitted on Jun 29, 2021

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