Jun 6, 2016

If Wasps Find Colored Paper They’ll Make Rainbow-Colored Nests

 

In an interesting experiment, biology student Mattia Menchetti—who is currently pursuing his Masters in Science at the University of Florence—left a stack of colored construction paper for a group of European Paper Wasps and photographed the resulting nest they created.

Menchetti posted the series of close-up photos on his blog, Notula Zoologica, and the rainbow-colored results are quite fascinating.

For more, you can check Mattia’s official website and blog and also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (1)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (2)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (3)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (4)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (5)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (8)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (10)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (12)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (7)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (11)

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wasps use colored paper to make rainbow colored nests (9)

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