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Polistes (Polistella) humilis

Common Paper Wasp at Pambula, NSW

Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Pambula, NSW - 10 Nov 2018
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Identification history

Unidentified 10 Nov 2018 stephskelton80

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KerriLee wrote:
   11 Nov 2018
nice sighting Steph. Like you, I've sometimes seen a paper wasp and thought "that one looks different to the typical ones". However, I think that there is just a degree of variability in the intensity of the yellow bands and the amount of yellow on the face.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Nov 2018 02:04 PM Recorded on
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