TROPICAL PAPER WASP FACTS
Polistes stigma is a small paper wasp. It is rich brown colour with lighter orange brown legs and antennae. The end of the abdomen is banded with yellow. The wings have a dark spot near the tip of each forewing.
The wasps take caterpillars to feed their larvae.
builds a paper nest, usually hanging downwards with open cells on the bottom.
subspecies Polistes stigma townsvillensis and Polistes stigma bernardii are native to Australia.
|Common Name:||Tropical Paper Wasp|
Relatives in same Genus
European Paper Wasp (P. dominulus)
Common Paper Wasp (P. humilis)
Paper Wasp (P. unknown species)