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Red Wasp Sting
My husband had a severe allergic reaction to a sting by this wasp in central Oklahoma. The best name I found for it was a “wood eating wasp.” What is the name of this wasp and how dangerous are they?
Kristy

Hi Kristy,
These are Red Wasps, Polistes carolina, one of the Paper Wasps. They chew wood into pulp to make a paper nest. They can sting, are not aggressive, but an allergic reaction is often dangerous.

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Location: Oklahoma
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