Ant / Bee / WaspPolistes (Polistella) humilis

Common Paper Wasp at Brogo, NSW

4 images

Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Polistes (Polistella) humilis 17 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Ant / Bee / Wasp Polistes (Polistella) humilis 15 Apr 2017 MaxCampbell1.4K

Author's notes

Finding something interesting on the outer casing of a shed walnut.

4 comments

KerriLee155 wrote:
   17 Sep 2017
Nice to catch it in flight!
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   17 Sep 2017
Hi Kerri, The pattern of narrow cream bands on the abdomen doesn't look identical to Max's other photos of P. humilis on its nest. Is this not significant?
KerriLee155 wrote:
   17 Sep 2017
Hi Jackie ... it's very close, so I think we can confirm it. There are several sub-genera for this species, indicating quite a bit of variation. The face and thorax certainly match images of mine that I've previously ID'd as P.humilis. But if you come up with an alternative, please post a suggestion. Cheers.
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   19 Sep 2017
OK, fine with me. It's always hard to know how much variation is allowable before you have to start thinking "different species" - with anything, plants too.

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Pseudechis porphyriacus at Brogo, NSW - 10 Sep 2017
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Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Lysimachia arvensis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Sericornis frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Rhipidura albiscapa at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Hakea macraeana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia silvestris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Indigofera australis subsp. australis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia blayana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Chlorocoma dichloraria at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Lactarius deliciosus at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jun 2017
Dacelo novaeguineae at Brogo, NSW - 16 Jun 2017
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Einadia hastata at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Cynoglossum australe at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Ropalidia plebeiana at Brogo, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Heteronympha banksii at Brogo, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Junonia villida at Brogo, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Lophyrotoma analis at Brogo, NSW - 24 Mar 2017
Calvatia lilacina at Brogo, NSW - 14 Mar 2017
Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 10 Mar 2017
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Eustrephus latifolius at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Laccotrephes tristis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
PHASMATODEA at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jan 2017
Onthophagus leanus at Brogo, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Hemianax papuensis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Conoderus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Apis (Apis) mellifera at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Scolypopa australis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2017
Lamprima aurata at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 27 Nov 2016
Myrmecia tarsata at Brogo, NSW - 24 Nov 2016
Hemicordulia tau at Brogo, NSW - 23 Nov 2016
Rhytiphora nodosa at Brogo, NSW - 8 Nov 2016
Homalanthus populifolius at Brogo, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Desmodium varians at Brogo, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Rhipidura leucophrys at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Vanessa kershawi at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2016
Wahlenbergia communis at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Brogo, NSW - 10 Sep 2017
Pholodes sinistraria at Brogo, NSW - 6 Sep 2017
Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Lysimachia arvensis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Sericornis frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Rhipidura albiscapa at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Hakea macraeana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia silvestris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Indigofera australis subsp. australis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia blayana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Chlorocoma dichloraria at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Lactarius deliciosus at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jun 2017
Dacelo novaeguineae at Brogo, NSW - 16 Jun 2017
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Einadia hastata at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Cynoglossum australe at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Ropalidia plebeiana at Brogo, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Heteronympha banksii at Brogo, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Junonia villida at Brogo, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Lophyrotoma analis at Brogo, NSW - 24 Mar 2017
Calvatia lilacina at Brogo, NSW - 14 Mar 2017
Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 10 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Brogo, NSW - 7 Mar 2017
Eustrephus latifolius at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Laccotrephes tristis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
PHASMATODEA at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jan 2017
Onthophagus leanus at Brogo, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Hemianax papuensis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Conoderus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Apis (Apis) mellifera at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Scolypopa australis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2017
Lamprima aurata at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 27 Nov 2016
Myrmecia tarsata at Brogo, NSW - 24 Nov 2016
Hemicordulia tau at Brogo, NSW - 23 Nov 2016
Rhytiphora nodosa at Brogo, NSW - 8 Nov 2016
Homalanthus populifolius at Brogo, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Desmodium varians at Brogo, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Rhipidura leucophrys at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Vanessa kershawi at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2016
Wahlenbergia communis at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.762390-36.577279
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 13 Apr 2017 Recorded on
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
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