Type Locality: Nossi Bé, Madagascar.
Social, constructing communal, vertically
orientated paper nests with horizontally orientated cells. (Polistes
construct horizontally orientated combs with vertically orientated
cells). Larvae are fed
on chewed-up, soft-bodied insects such as caterpillars. See
Paper wasp home page for more details.
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 American
Museum of Natural History 39: 1-384.