Polistes carnifex

Executioner Wasp

Polistes carnifex, Executioner Wasp (Paper wasp)

Family: Vespidae

Subfamily: Polistinae

Tribe: Polistini


Polistes carnifex is a very large member of the genus. It is found from Texas to Argentina.

Photo location: Magdalena department, Colombia.

Determined by Dr. James M. Carpenter, American Museum of Natural History.


American Insects site