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Invertebrate What type of wasp?

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Looks like Australian Paper Wasps = Polistes variabilis.

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We have several nests of these native Australian wasps - generally find the nests under the eaves of the house. The wasps buzz around me in the garden but are very well behaved if ignored - they can be inquisitive, but are generally hunting for grubs and spiders = chemical free biological control in my vegie garden, so I see them as friends. The old method of removal is firmly tie a kerosene soaked rag on a stick, wait till sunset, then burn them off. Insecticide can make them VERY angry.
 

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Deodorant Spray + Lighter = mini flamethrower, 5 secs later their all dead. Just don't burn down your house ;)
 
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