Paper Wasps

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paper wasp nest Golden Paper Wasp Nest (Polistes fuscatus)

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
wasp nest close-up Closer View of Nest

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
Polistes wasp foraging Golden Paper Wasp Foraging on Flowers

(David Keith, UNL Entomology)
wasp eating cabbage worm Golden Paper Wasp Masticating Cabbageworm

(David Keith, UNL Entomology)
black paper wasp Black Paper Wasp (Dark Phase of Polistes fuscatus)

(David Keith, UNL Entomology)
wasps foraging on apple Black Paper Wasps Foraging on Apple
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
wasp nest Paper Wasp Nest in Mid-Summer

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
paper wasp eggs and larvae Paper Wasp Eggs and Larvae

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
paper wasp larvae Closer View of Paper Wasp Larvae

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
old wasp nest Old Nest with Scavenging Caterpillar Infestation

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
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