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Polistes (Polistes) chinensis

Asian paper wasp at Cobbitty, NSW

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Cobbitty, NSW - 26 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 27 Jul 2021 michaelb
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 26 Jul 2021 PatrickCampbell
Unidentified 26 Jul 2021 Rigor722

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User's notes

Is this an Asiatic Paper Wasp? Single wasp landed on my bare foot.


   26 Jul 2021
Yes, I think it is.
Lucky it didn't sting you.
Rigor722 wrote:
   26 Jul 2021
Thanks Patrick,
I was thinking the same thing...

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 26 Jul 2021 12:00 PM Recorded on
  • Rigor722 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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