|Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistes fuscatus||[return to Home Page]|
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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistes fuscatus
Common Name: Paper Wasp
Photographer: D. S. Kjar
Location: Observatory Hill
The pictures are from 7-7-2004, in the same location as the movie was filmed. The object in the wasps mandibles is likely the insides of a lepidopteran larvae. This will be givin to the wasp larvae back at the nest (see movie). Many wasps feed on nectar and other sugar sources as adults. -D.S.K