European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791)Non-native  Synonyms: Dominulus Paper Wasp, Polistes dominulus.

Status:

Eurasian species introduced to the U.S. that is rapidly expanding its range on the East Coast. BugGuide cites reports of it replacing native wasp species in some areas.

Description:

Resembles a yellowjacket. No other member of family has mostly orange antennae.

There are 21 records in the project database.

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A European Paper Wasp in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/4/2014). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp nest in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/17/2011). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

A female European Paper Wasp in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/15/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/28/2007). Determined by Matthias Buck/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/6/2013). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/5/2014). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by John Dennehy. (MBP list)

European Paper Wasp in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/24/2017). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

European Paper Wasps in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/17/2011). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Harford Co., Maryland (7/18/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A European Paper Wasp in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/23/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)


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