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Ropalidia plebeiana

Small brown paper wasp at McKellar, ACT

Ropalidia plebeiana at McKellar, ACT - 17 Apr 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana at McKellar, ACT - 17 Apr 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana at McKellar, ACT - 17 Apr 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana at McKellar, ACT - 17 Apr 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana at McKellar, ACT - 17 Apr 2019
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Identification history

Ropalidia plebeiana 24 Apr 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Polistes (Polistella) humilis 23 Apr 2019 AlisonMilton

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Author's notes

Three separate nests. Photos three to five taken 14 days after photos one and two. In particular, photos two and three are of the same nest.

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Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at McKellar, ACT - 2 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at McKellar, ACT - 2 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 17 Apr 2019 02:11 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Egg laying Breeding behaviour

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