Ant / Bee / WaspPolistes (Polistella) humilis

Common Paper Wasp at Brogo, NSW

2 images

Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jan 2007
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jan 2007
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jan 2007

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Polistes (Polistella) humilis 3 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Unidentified 8 Oct 2016 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Suggest - Paper Wasp_Vespidae

2 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   3 Sep 2017
Hi Max - I am quite confident that this is Polistes humilis. We have them here in the Wonboyn area too, with the exact same nest construction. The combination of yellow patterning on the abdomen, thorax and head concur with Museum Victoria images (on ALA) for this species, and are distinct from those for similar species (P.variabilis and P.stigma). Cheers - and nice images!
   4 Sep 2017
Hi Kerry - Thanks for that; I've trawled through some online photos of Polistes humilis, including the species type images here on ALCW. Certainly looks like you are right. Good to see back numbers from the unidentified pages coming to light.

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Perameles nasuta at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Anoplognathus viriditarsis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
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Myrmecia pilosula at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 13 Nov 2016
Diamma bicolor at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Acanthiza nana at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2016
Pachycephala pectoralis at Brogo, NSW - 18 Oct 2015
Zoothera lunulata at Brogo, NSW - 10 Aug 2014
Diphlebia lestoides at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2011
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Mar 2008
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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.756817-36.577494
  • Locations Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
  • 26 Jan 2007 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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