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European Paper Wasp

Polistes dominula

Description:

Bee or wasp that setup a home in a garden lantern in my outdoor home garden. He lived there all summer. He appeared to live alone and without any friends.

Habitat:

His habitat was this lantern made of metal and generally in a sunny location but well ventilated. This was placed near many types of flowers and flowering bushes.

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3 Comments

G.E.M. Academy
G.E.M. Academy 9 years ago

cute!

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

Thanks for the identification Sharon!

SharonW446
SharonW446 10 years ago

Hi! The orange antennae say that this is Polistes dominula commonly called a European Paper Wasp.

Apple
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Apple

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2007
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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