Where Do Wasps Live?

wasp nestWasps live in papery nests that they build themselves out of pulp. They make the pulp by chewing up small bits of wood.

Wasps build their nests each spring after coming out of hibernation. Some wasp species share nests with other wasps, whereas others are solitary. Social wasps form colonies inside their nests each spring.

Wasps live all over the world. There are species on every continent except for Antarctica. They are among the most diverse insect creatures in the world, with over 200,000 different known species. They are found in almost all climate zones. Different species can reside in polar, tropical, temperate and terrestrial habitats.

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