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Umbrella (paper) wasps
Polistes dominulus

Umbrella (paper) wasps
Umbrella (paper) wasps
Umbrella (paper) wasps

Type of Insect: wasp
Size: 1 inch
Overall Color: yellow and black
Larval Foods: caterpillars, spiders, other insects
Adult Foods:
Larval Type:
status: common
Description: black and yellow striped social wasps. Larvae are raised in umbrella nests built in protected locations such as building overhangs, birdhouses, under decks, etc. Introduced from Eurasia

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Hymenoptera (bees,ants,wasps)
Family: 19 Vespidae
SubFamily: 10 Polistinae
Genus: Polistes
Species: dominulus

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