Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp

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Credit: PAUL HARCOURT DAVIES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Paper Wasp (Polidectes gallicus) working on a nest. A colonial species creating stalked nests from masticated wood fibre. Although small, these wasps can be highly aggressive and inflict painful stings. They often make nests on window frames and doors.

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