7174. Saw this the other day and could not find any info on this online. Hoping you can help indentify this little guy. MONCTON, NB. Canada
Number 7174. This is a paper wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae; subfamily Polistinae) in the genus Polistes; most likely P. fuscatus, the northern paper wasp – Paper Wasp Image Usually not aggressive, they will defend their nest if it is disturbed. I have found their sting to be very painful, but the effects wear off quickly.