General Description

Body narrow and orange-brown with darker stripes and a yellow face. Body up to 2 cm long.


Common Paperwasps form small colonies, building a mushroom-shaped paper nest with a layer of hexagonal cells that is visible from the outside. The adults feed on nectar, collect caterpillars to feed to the larvae, and may sting if disturbed.


South-eastern mainland Australia.


Urban areas and woodlands.

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