Polistes carnifex, also known as the executioner wasp, is a neotropical vespid wasp in the cosmopolitan genus Polistes and is labeled as having the most painful sting out of all discovered insect species.
The wasp is native to Central and South America. It is a very large yellow and brown paper wasp that creates small colonies which build nests under the eaves of buildings or suspended from branches.
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- Stung By An Executioner Wasp!. YouTube (2018-12-21). Retrieved on 2018-12-24.
- Gobbi, N., Noll, F.B., and Penna, M.A. (2006). ""Winter" aggregations, colony cycle, and seasonal phenotypic change in the paper wasp Polistes versicolor in subtropical Brazil". Die Naturwissenschaften. 93 (10): 487–94. Bibcode:2006NW.....93..487G. doi:10.1007/s00114-006-0140-z. PMID 16896975.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)