Robert Mickelsen - USA
11 x 9 x 7.25 This is a X6 scale model of an Executioner Wasp, Polistes Carnifex, rendered in lampworked borosilicate glass. Polistes carnifex is a neotropical vespid wasp in the cosmopolitan genus Polistes, known for its extremely painful and potent sting. The wasp is native to Central and South America. It is a very large yellow and brown paper wasp that establishes small colonies which build nests under the eaves of buildings or suspended from branches.
Scientific name: Polistes carnifex
Higher classification: Polistes