ID#: 16461
This photograph depicts a close view of a paper wasp nest, which was composed of hexagonally shaped cells, each cell containing an immature wasp, each in at a different point in its maturation process, from egg to emergent, mature wasp. Three adult wasps are seen on the nest’s surface. Paper wasps are members of the subfamily, Polistinae, and more specifically, of the genus, Polistes. Their stings are quite painful, and can, in some hypersensitive individuals, lead to anaphylactic shock.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Andrew J. Brooks
Creation Date: 1972
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.