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Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae)Polistes (Polistella) humilis   

Common Paper Wasp at Isaacs, ACT

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Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017

Identification history

Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Polistes (Polistella) humilis 31 Jan 2017 Mike

Author's notes

Two nests.

1 comment

Mike wrote:
   31 Jan 2017
I don't usually do 'domestic' sightings but there are few reports of this insect and Aaron's recent sighting prompted me to report these. The wasps have been here for 3-4 years, building a new nest each spring.

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Nearby Sightings

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Belenois java (Caper White) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Oct 2019 Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Sep 2019 Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 Acrophylla titan (Titan Stick Insect) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019 Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jul 2018 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Doleromyrma sp. (genus) (Brown house ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017 Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 Peziza at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Sep 2014
Belenois java (Caper White) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Oct 2019
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Sep 2019
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019
Acrophylla titan (Titan Stick Insect) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018
Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jul 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017
Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) (Brown house ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016
Peziza at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Sep 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 31 Jan 2017 12:00 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by
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