Paper Wasp

The name “paper wasps” typically refers to members of the vespid subfamily Polistinae, though it often colloquially includes members of the subfamilies Vespinae (hornets and yellowjackets) and Stenogastrinae, which also make nests out of paper. Twenty-two species of Polistes paper wasps have been identified in North America and approximately 300 species have been identified worldwide.

Most wasps are beneficial in their natural habitat, and are critically important in natural biocontrol. Paper wasps feed on nectar, and other insects, including caterpillars, flies, and beetle larvae, and they are often considered to be beneficial by gardeners. (wiki)

October 2010
East Greenbush, NY USA


  • davvi
    davviover 4 years ago

    great ! thank you for your work and information.i like paper wasp.

  • Thank you so much!! I love Bee’s .. so glad you like this one Davvi :)

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  • atomikboy
    atomikboyover 4 years ago

    Amazing….such clarity….I can see the nectar?

  • She was a beauty!! Thank you so much :O)

    – main1

  • Josh Gudde
    Josh Guddeover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, great work : )

  • Thank you so very much Josh :)

    – main1

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    beautifully captured!!

  • Thank you so much :^)

    – main1

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous macro. excellent colour and detail. cool shot

  • Thank you so very much Shane :O)

    – main1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Excellent macro !

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  • Thank you very much Magaret

    – main1

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great macro!

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful insect & image.

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    Superb shot!

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Excellent detail Marleia, stands out so well from the background!

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