Did you know that metric paper wasps are territorial?
Metric Paper Wasps at a Glance
Metric paper wasps are brown with long, yellow legs.
Forests and grasslands
Queens lay eggs in the cells of nests.
seasons metric paper wasps are active in our area:
Nectar and insects, chewed insects for larvae
Metric paper wasps pollinate when they drink nectar. They eat insects that destroy garden plants.
Commonly Confused With:
Yellow Jackets and Yellow-Legged Paper Wasps
Metric paper wasps are often confused with yellow-legged paper wasps because both have brown and yellow coloration. Metric paper wasps brown with yellow legs. Yellow-legged paper wasps are brown with yellow markings and legs.
Metric paper wasps are often confused with yellow jacks because both are a dark color with yellow. Metric paper wasps are brown and only have yellow legs. Yellow jackets are black and yellow.