The family polistes (paper wasps) can actually make good pets and are found world wide. From forests, to jungles, to human societies, polistes are a common wasp sometimes called the umbrella wasps due to their open faced nests.
Polistes carolina and perplexus are known to have the most painful sting of paper wasps.
The polistes dominula is famous for being an invasive species, and having large nests and unique way of life for polistes.
The polistes exlamans is one of the few species known to swarm.
Polistes gigas is the largest polistes species in the world.
Polistes chinensis is related to the dominula and males are known for having longer antennae then dominula males.
There are many polistes species and they all seem to be different.