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

Common Paper Wasp at Wamboin, NSW

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Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wamboin, NSW - 19 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wamboin, NSW - 19 Feb 2018

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Large Paper Wasp nest with eggs.

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Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020 by natureguy
Merimnetes sp. (genus) (A weevil) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020 by natureguy
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020 by natureguy
Ectomocoris ornatus (A ground assassin bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Therevidae sp. (family) (Unidentified stiletto fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Doratifera sp. (genus) (Four-spotted Cup moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Pterohelaeus planus (Pie dish beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 12 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Yoyetta robertsonae (Clicking Ambertail) at Wamboin, NSW - 6 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Dec 2019 by natureguy
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Nov 2019 by natureguy
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 by natureguy
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Nov 2019 by natureguy
Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Nov 2019 by natureguy
Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by natureguy
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by natureguy
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Sep 2019 by natureguy
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Feb 2019 by natureguy
Centaurium sp. (Centaury) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Wamboin, NSW - 13 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomile Daisy) at Wamboin, NSW - 13 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Brachyscome rigidula (Hairy cut-leaf daisy) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Trifolium arvense (Haresfoot Clover) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Anoplognathus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Euproctis marginalis (Margined Browntail Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Acaena novae-zelandiae (Bidgee Widgee) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Austroicetes pusilla (Grasshopper, Locust) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Epilobium sp. (A Willow Herb) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Modiola caroliniana (Red-flowered Mallow) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 by natureguy
Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Noctuidae sp. (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Bossiaea riparia at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Nov 2018 by natureguy
Uloboridae sp. (family) (Unidentified venomless spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Cadmus crucicollis (Leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Agriopocoris sp. (genus) (Coreid bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Acaena echinata (Sheeps Burr) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Bromus hordeaceus (Soft Brome) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Cryptobothrus chrysophorus (Golden Bandwing) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Eucalyptus goniocalyx (Bundy Box) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Oct 2018 by natureguy
Porela sp. (genus) (A porela moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Acacia sp. (Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Wamboin, NSW - 13 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Sep 2018 by natureguy
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Aug 2018 by natureguy
Blattodea sp. (order) (Unidentified cockroach) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Aug 2018 by natureguy
Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (Badge huntsman spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Aug 2018 by natureguy
Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jun 2018 by natureguy

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Eggs Breeding behaviour
  • Mixed Gender
  • 18 Feb 2018 Recorded on
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