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Wasp preparing nest 2  Common paper wasp,Polistes humilis Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Wasp preparing nest 2

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  1. This shows a wasp either putting in or taking out eggs from a nest, not sure, any input would be appreciated. Posted 5 years ago
    1. This is a different species of wasp, but the nest is similar, although it doesn't have the white caps on top. There is an explanation of the care taken at different stages of the development.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wasp_colony.jpg

      I watched this wasp for a while and it seemed it was checking the eggs one by one.
      European paper wasp with eggs in the nest Overwintering founding queens, or foundresses, spend about a month in the spring constructing a nest and provisioning offspring, the first of which will become daughter workers in the growing colony. One or more foundresses will begin the colonies in the spring. Bulgaria,European paper wasp,Geotagged,Likana Protected Site,Polistes dominula

      Posted 5 years ago
  2. What an odd-shaped nest, I had no idea wasp nests look like this. Posted 5 years ago
    1. European species build similar nests. If you look for them you will probably find some. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Thanks, will keep it in mind, as soon as we get good macro weather :) Posted 5 years ago
  3. Very nice shot. I think it is Common Paper Wasp - Polistes humilis
    http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Environment/Biodiversity/Common-Paper-Wasps.aspx
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistes_humilis
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, species created. Posted 4 years ago
  4. I read the information you on the page you sent me, thank you. I found it very interesting.
    Posted 4 years ago

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The common paper wasp, Polistes humilis, is a species of Vespidae that occurs throughout Australia.

Species identified by fchristant
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