Polistinae: Polistini: Polistes gigas (Kirby, 1826), sub-genus Gyrostoma (Kirby)
March 2006, Sai Kung Country Park.
A young queen emmerging from hibernation.
November 2005, Sai Kung Country Park.
Two photos of males Polistes gigas, note the enlarged head, and the gigantic size of this individual: approximately 73mm in lenght
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September 2006, Fanling. A small nest with two individuals.
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June 2006, Tai Po. A newly founded nest showing the brood content. There was just one individual present..