Polistes olivaceus

Species: Polistes olivaceus

English Name: Common Paper Wasp

Chinese Name: 家馬蜂

Family: Vespidae


This average-sized wasp has around 1,8-2,4 cm in length. It is all yellow with some black patterning on the abdomen and on the thorax, and can easily be identified by his yellow legs and antennae. The Common Paper Wasp constructs its open nest in trees or under window ledges.

© 2013 Christophe

© 2013 Christophe

© 2009 Carla Kishinami

© 2009 Carla Kishinami

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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.