AKA: “Umbrella Paper Wasp” or ” Golden Paper Wasp”
General Info: Paper Wasps are not aggressive by nature, but they will sting if they are disturbed or if they feel threatened. Their name comes from the water-resistant, paper-like nests they build from a mixture of plant fibers and saliva.
- Length: 5/8″ – 3/4″
- Region Found: Throughout the United States
- Residential Location: Comb nests are hung from twigs, branches, shrubs, windows, door frames, outdoor grills, eaves, deck floor joists, and more.
- Random/Interesting Fact: Paper wasps have facial recognition abilities comparable to humans and chimps. They know the faces of colony members just as we know the faces of friends and acquaintances!
- Identification: Paper Wasps are brownish with yellow and sometimes red markings. They are long-legged and the hind wing is usually small.