Paper Wasp
"Bearer of Gold"
Polistes aurifer

polistes aurifer
These beautiful brown and yellow paper wasps seemed to be flying out from the bushes and grabbing what
I think are insects, whether they were grabbing them as they landed on the bushes or whether they caught
them in the
air, I don't know.  It reminded me of the way Flycatchers catch insects.  This one is eating
something rather disgusting looking. Carol Davis 4-13-2013

paper wasp
I flipped this photo so it could be seen better - the wasp is actually upside-down on the branch like in the
first photo.  I love the brown and yellow color combination of this paper wasp and I found quite a few of them
at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve in Henderson, Nevada.  Paper Wasps are everywhere and come in
varying colors.  Carol Davis, 4-13-2013

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