The paper wasp’s name comes from the material they use to build their nests They are also referred to as “umbrella wasps.” They have slender bodies, yellow markings, and black wings. Nests are made of a series of hexagonal cells. The wasps build these cells by folding layers of paper-like material they make from chewed wood pulp. Paper wasps will typically build nests in trees, shrubs, and bushes, but they can also build on man-made structures.
These wasps only sting when threatened, so it’s important to keep a safe distance when observing these insects.
Although paper wasps are not as aggressive as other types of wasps, they can still be dangerous. If you are stung by a paper wasp, you may experience pain, swelling, and redness, and these whole-body effects can trigger allergic reactions that may cause death.