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

1 Asian paper wasp at Jerrabomberra Wetlands

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Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Feb 2018

Identification history

Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 12 Feb 2018 KimPullen
Social or paper-nest wasp (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae) Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 10 Feb 2018 KerriLee

Author's notes

Several insects visiting the pond, at intervals, to drink. They would drink, then briefly land on the reeds alongside the shallow pool, before flying off. We did not see a nest.

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