Paper wasps, Polistes sp.

On the left 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 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.

Polistes wasp, paper wasp nest

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