In December 2005 a new paper wasp nest of Polistes spp. was seen under an awning outside the house. Asian geckos showed interest. There were sufficient wasps on the nest to deter attacks. On one occasion two geckos were seen waiting near the nest.
|The geckos get very close. A wasp's wing was seen to
brush a gecko's nose but it did not move.
|On occasion a gecko will move rapidly from below the
nest to a
position 300 to 500 mm above the nest. After a few minutes the gecko
will usually return. One may have been stung as it rapidly quit the
|They do capture them.|
|This gecko appears to have been lucky and captured lunch
however a minute later it was in attack position.