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Vespa social (Social Wasp)

Polybia ignobilis (probably)

2 species ID suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Solid Wasp
Synoeca sp. Unknown spotting | Project Noah
Great black wasp
Sphex pensylvanicus Sphex pensylvanicus


bayucca 5 years ago

Sphex pensylvanicus is an US species. I think it is a Synoeca sp.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Thank you for the try, Alice, but I think John La Salle is right. So, thank you too, John.

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

Not Sphex or even a Sphecidae.
From the shape of the pronotum and the longitudinally folded wings it is probably in the Vespidae.

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.48, Long: -49.29

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 16, 2012

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