red wasp

Asked October 24, 2016, 3:31 PM EDT

what is a red wasp and where do they come from?

Harris County Texas

1 Response

They are one of the social wasps, also called paper wasps. Paper wasps are one of the most common vespid wasps (wasp family Vespidae) seen around homes and buildings. They are 3/4 to 1 inch long and generally reddish-orange to dark brown.

Here is a link to more information on wasps:

https://www.agrilifebookstore.org/v/vspfiles/downloadables/E239.pdf