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Photo#110236
Typical Mature Red Wasp Nest - Polistes annularis

Typical Mature Red Wasp Nest - Polistes annularis
Somewhere in the bayou..., Louisiana, USA
Size: 7" in diameter
This fascinating display is part of my own personal collection. I glued dead wasps onto the nest and then hung it from my ceiling to make it look like the nest is still active! Hehehe!!! This is my #1 favorite species of paper wasp. Here is an interesting fact: It is one of the largest species of paper wasp in North America and its nests are typically large (Please refer to "Photo#110251".)! Obviously, it can sometimes have very populous colonies! This wonderful wasp occurs in rural areas.


WOW
Hey it's me Black Widow from VL! Nice nest you've got there! How many do you have?

 
NESTS
I have so many nests that I've lost count. I am guessing around 50, more or less.

 
WOW
What does your mom say about that?! I know she doesn't want to go any where near your house! lol! Although I would love too! =)

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