Subject:  Type of wasp
Geographic location of the bug:  Austin Texas
Date: 12/19/2017
Time: 06:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Seen this bug, just curious
How you want your letter signed:  Kitsada M Kongmanichanh

Texas Paper Wasp

Dear Kitsada,
We were away from the office for several weeks when you submitted your request, and we are just now trying to catch up on some old ID requests.  This is some species of Paper Wasp in the genus Polistes.  Paper Wasps are social wasps that build a nest from chewed wood pulp, and they will defend the nest against perceived threats.  We believe your individual might be a Texas Paper Wasp,
Polistes apachus, based on this BugGuide image.

Location: Austin, Texas

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