Polistes humilisCommon name: Common Paper Wasp
Distribution: This wasp is native to eastern Australia and has been introduced to Western Australia.
Description: Paper Wasps are 15mm – 20mm long and have orange, yellow and brown bands on their abdomen.
Notes: They build their hanging nests from plant fibres that have been chewed to a papier mache consistency. The nest has a single attachment point but can be about 20 centimetres in diameter.
References: Guide to the Wildlife of the Perth Region. Simon Nevill Publications. 2005