Dig In (Paper Wasp, Polistinae, Vespidae)

paper wasp on a wild flower

Paper wasp on a wild flower.

There’s something cold — those sleek, angular features — and hot — the threat of the stinger — that make a wasp like this a beautiful contradiction. Away from their nests (and these particular wasps are relatively tolerant even “at home”), they’re not much of a threat of course.

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