Polistes defectivus Gerstaecker, 1871.
Type Locality: "Uru".
Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique,
South Africa (Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape), Tanzania,
Social, constructing communal paper nests
comprising a single horizontally orientated comb with downward pointing
cells. Larvae are fed on chewed-up, soft-bodied insects such as
Bequaert, J.C. 1918.
A revision of the Vespidae of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the
American Museum Congo Expedition: with a list of Ethiopian diplopterous wasps.
Bulletin of the AMNH 39: 1-384.