Common Paper Wasp - Polistes humilis Card
Australian native fauna
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with white envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
The nests of the common paper wasp are very distinctive, with a cone-shaped appearance, and multiple hexagonal cells. Nests are constructed from a grey, papery material that consists of wood fibre which is chewed and mixed with the wasps’ saliva. Although the wasps can sting if threatened, they are also beneficial, being predators of some pest caterpillars, and they also play a pollination role.