paper wasp


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paper wasp

n.
Any of various social vespid wasps, especially those in the genus Polistes, that build papery nests from chewed wood pulp.
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pa′per wasp`


n.
any of several social wasps, as the yellow jacket or hornet, that construct a nest of a paperlike substance.
[1850–55.]
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Noun1.paper wasp - any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paperpaper wasp - any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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In this study we investigated the worker-queen conflicts in male egg production in two species of the paper wasp Polistes (Vespidae).
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Prey capture and caste-specific payload capacities in the European paper wasp Polistes dominulus.
PAPER WASP COMMON paper wasps are slender with long, thin wings.
Foundation pattern, productivity and colony success of the paper wasp, Polistes versicolor.
The paired images included photos of normal paper wasp faces, photos of caterpillars, simple geometric patterns, and computer-altered wasp faces.
Abstract A new species of the paper wasp genus Metapolybia Ducke is described from South America.
Another type of social wasp is the paper wasp. As the name suggests, these wasps also masticate wood to create nests.