Paper wasps, Polistes sp.
Below is an old nest of
a Polistese sp. wasp. These wasps are known as paper wasps and usually have
fairly small nests in sheltered locations. This one was on the inside of a
window shutter, so it would have been in the dark.
Unlike the other social wasps nests Polistes sp. do not have an outer envelope covering the nest, and they have a much smaller nest with just a single tier of cells.
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