Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)
Description: Paper wasps (Polistes spp. and others) may be seen searching leaves for food. These wasps attack soft bodied insects, such as hornworms, and use them up to feed larval wasps being raised in their nests. These beneficial insects play a role in the natural control of several tobacco pests. Most people recognize these beneficials as the familiar "stinging" wasps which build paper nests or combs under the eaves of buildings and in dense vegetation.
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States