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Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus

1 Red paper wasp at Crooked Corner, NSW

Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus at Crooked Corner, NSW - 13 Oct 2019
Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus at Crooked Corner, NSW - 13 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus 16 Oct 2019 KimPullen
Polistes (Gyrostoma) erythrinus 14 Oct 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Polistes sp. (genus) 14 Oct 2019 michaelb
Polistes (Polistella) humilis 14 Oct 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 14 Oct 2019 Harrisi

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Significant sighting

17 Oct 2019

There are very few records of this wasp within our local region

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michaelb wrote:
   17 Oct 2019
Hi Kim
Stuart gave the size of this species as 25-50 mm, and said "Biggest wasp i've ever seen, noisy in flight, inquisitive.".
What are the features which make this species different from Polistes (Polistella) humilis?
Is size a distinguishing feature?

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 13 Oct 2019 03:22 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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