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Red Paper Wasp

Polistes canadensis


Reddish-brown wasp with strong features. About an inch & a half to two inches with big black wings.


This wasp was found on a concrete wall close to two large parking garages. I would assume its nest was near by on the building or located in the nearest grassy area.


Red paper wasps are mainly a predatory species which hunts for caterpillar meat to help fuel its colony. These wasps often supply larva with nectar.

1 species ID suggestions

momsavang a year ago
Red Paper Wasp
Polistes carolina Polistes carolina - Wikipedia

1 Comment

alexandrathayden a year ago

Thank you, momsavang!

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.06, Long: -86.91

Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on Apr 19, 2018

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