These Red Paper Wasps were found and photographed under Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated central Denton County.

Old Alton Bridge is a historic iron bridge spanning Hickory Creek. It was first installed in the late 1800’s. Recently, the bridge has been incorporated into the trail system of a nearby park. It is only used for horse and foot traffic these days, but it still carried automobile traffic as late as 2001.

Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

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Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

Observation Details

County Denton Denton County - Old Alton Bridge
City Unincorporated
Date Sep 7, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Paper Wasp Observation Location