Polistinae sp.: Yellow Paper wasp

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Paper wasps are 0.7 to 1.0 inch [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.

Photos: Booker T Washington State Park, Chattanooga, TN, USA [20151106]

Source: Wikipedia

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