We recently received a message from a member of the public stating:
"For your info we came across a beautiful specimen of a paper wasp today in dalgety bay. We had old book which said they were not found in UK but obviously not anymore"
They do not have a photograph nor the specimen. Forgive my ignorance - I'm aware that at least the common wasp builds their nest out of a type of paper, but is the individual referring to a different, specific type of wasp?
If it is something as unusual as the individual believes, I realise the record would not be accepted without evidence or further information, however I was wondering if anyone could suggest any useful information or advice I might pass on, either regarding the species the person believes they have seen or about wasp identification in general?
Many thanks for your help,