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Polistes (Polistes) chinensis

1 Asian paper wasp at Redfern, NSW

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Redfern, NSW - 20 Oct 2021
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis at Redfern, NSW - 20 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 21 Oct 2021 michaelb
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis 20 Oct 2021 sebabo

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This flew into my office a couple days ago and has perched itself on furniture and has not moved from it since. When I noticed it was still there today, I got intrigued about what it was, landed on this page that suggested I report it here: https://atlasoflife.org.au/news-events/2019/4/14/wasp-alert

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 20 Oct 2021 01:18 PM Recorded on
  • sebabo Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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