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female wasps that help with nest construction and lay their own eggs. They may compete to become the dominant egg-layer of the colony by eating each others eggs. In the autumn, unfertilized eggs hatch into male wasps that die soon after mating with females, which fly off to start new nests.
Paper Wasp Appearance:
Paper wasp's are about 1cm to 2.5 cm long, slender, narrow waist with long legs and reddish-orange to dark brown or black in color. There have black and yellow markings on the abdomen (rear body part).
Paper Wasp Habits:
Paper wasps are social insects, living in colonies containing workers, queens and males. Colonies are annual with only inseminated queens over wintering.Queen wasps emerge during the warm days of early October to early May,they select a nest site and build a small paper nest in which eggs are laid, One egg is laid in each cell, the wasps nests are mainly found on the sunny side of the house.
Paper Wasp Sting:
Paper wasps can deliver painful stings, but are not as aggressive as European Wasps. Paper wasps normally attack humans if their nests are disturbed
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