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Paper wasp. High-speed photograph of a paper wasp (Polistes sp.) landing on a green leaf. The paper wasp has a distinct tapering at the front of the abdomen. It is a social insect that builds its nest in sheltered situations such as buildings. The nests are umbrella shaped and have up to 100 cells. There are up to 20 wasps in a colony at any one time.
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