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Polistes sp.


Look, is very similar to the Pacific instabilis Polistes (in good pate xerophytic) of Mexico and Central America. Richards (1978) cites this species to Costa Rica, do not know if there will be citations for Panama and / or Colombia. Sarmiento (1994) does not mention this species in its catalog for Colombia. But I do not seem impossible that it could be that species, and finally the strip vegetation coincide.Color pattern highly consistent with the notable exception perhaps of the color of the clypeus, which in my experience with copies of Nicaragua is more common than is yellow with a brown mark nebula in the middle ... a very low proportion of specimens that I have seen had the clypeus almost all brown as these three .So there is an identification neither negative nor wholly positive, but could be taken as an approximation.Polistes species are separated by morphological details are often quite subtle and tambiuén largely based on the color patterns. As there are many species that do not know and without specimens in hand, it is difficult to ensure identity. Well, I hope it will explain something ... and if it is really kind and nobody reported it before ... otherwise it would be a new addition to the fauna of Colombia =) Findings Bolívar Rafael Garcete Barrett

1 species ID suggestions

Primrose 6 years ago
Paper Wasp


alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Wonderful Series!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

very nice spotting!

Boyacá, Colombia

Lat: 5.78, Long: -73.10

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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