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Noun1.Polistes - a genus of VespidaePolistes - a genus of Vespidae      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Vespidae, Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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Economical damage of the red wasp Vespa orientalis and yellow wasp Polistes olivaceus on grapes.
We started picking right away and had barely picked the edge clean when the first red wasp started flying around, trying to see who was disturbing the peace in his private domain.
I am unable to sit on my porch because of red wasps. I don't want to kill the bushes, but the only thing I can think of is to cut them back.