Paper wasps are 0.7 to 1.0 inch (1.8 to 2.5 cm)-long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.
- Ants, Bees and Wasps (Hymenoptera)
- Beetles (Coleoptera)
- Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
- Dermaptera (Earwigs)
- Dragonflies (Odonata)
- Flies and Mosquitos (Diptera)
- Grasshoppers (Orthoptera)
- Mantises (Mantodea)
- Spiders (Araneae)
- True Bugs (Hemiptera)
DisclaimerI am a photographer, not a biologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, I cannot guarantee that every insect is correctly identified. If you do find any errors, or have any suggestions, please let me know via comments or by email.
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