Subject: Paper Wasps
Geographic location of the bug: Chesapeake, VA
Time: 10:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi Bugman!
Some resourceful paper wasps have taken advantage of the gap in the screen of our daughter’s bedroom window. She was initially afraid of them but we are using the nest as a teaching tool since they’ll likely be gone once winter hits. The nest has really grown since they moved in, and it’s so interesting to watch. She is four and loves the “bugs that make the paper”.
It’s interesting to see their antennas reach toward the window when we open the blinds, but beyond that, they don’t seem to be phased by our presence.
How you want your letter signed: S Reyman
Dear S Reyman,
Thanks for sending in your image of a Paper Wasp nest and your plan for using its development as a teaching tool. We believe these are introduced European Paper Wasps which are pictured on BugGuide.