Polistes humilisCommon name: Paper Wasp

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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 20cm in diameter.

References: Guide to the Wildlife of the Perth Region. Simon Nevill Publications. 2005