Paper Wasp: Facts, Nest, Colony

Femi E Benny , Diviya Mehra

Round Glass Sustain |  May 27, 2024

Paper wasps, belong to subfamily Polistinae of the Vespidae family, are named for their remarkable ability to create nests using wood pulp. They construct these intricate structures, from a material made by combining their saliva with wood fibers sourced from dead wood, plant stems, and even wooden parts of our homes. Using their strong mandibles, they chew the wood until it reaches the right consistency for nest-building. Their saliva makes the nests water-resistant.