Polistes humilisCommon name: Common 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 20 centimetres in diameter.

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

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:e27d813a-0e26-45c5-9396-687d368a2c37