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Polistes (Polistes) chinensis

Asian paper wasp at suppressed

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at suppressed - 16 Jan 2022
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at suppressed - 16 Jan 2022
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at suppressed - 16 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 17 Jan 2022 Birdy
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 16 Jan 2022 LiamWard

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Asian Paper Wasp (Polistes chinensis) in large numbers. Seems to be a nest nearby.

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Species information

  • Polistes (Polistes) chinensis Scientific name
  • Asian paper wasp Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 16 Jan 2022 01:40 PM Recorded on
  • LiamWard Recorded by

Additional information

  • Nectarine tree, blackberries, garden flowers Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • Inspecting hollow Breeding behaviour

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