Paper Wasp The nests of most true paper wasps
are characterized by having open combs with cells for brood rearing, a constricted stalk that anchors the nest
(see image, below). Paper wasps secrete a chemical which repels ants, which they spread around the base of the
anchor to prevent the loss of eggs or brood.
Below, you see a Paper Wasp tending to the
brood and eggs. Look carefully and you will see both in the open combs.
(Click on image to zoom in)
Below is another nest with very busy Paper Wasps tending to the brood and eggs.