Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paper Wasp

This is the paper wasp Polistes flavus. This large yellow wasp frequents the same part of Arizona as the Saguaro Cactus. They are usually found around water because they need water to manufacture their saliva to mix with chewed wood to create the paper of their nests. They are not aggressive and if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone.

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