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European Paper Wasp

Polistes dominula

Description:

Quite a beautiful creature despite the stinger and venom.

Habitat:

A wooden observation deck in the wetlands.

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3 Comments

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

It's my pleasure. One of the things I love about this place is it gives me a chance to work on my identification skills.

vanhevel
vanhevel 8 years ago

thanks!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

The orange antennae give this away as a European Paper Wasp - Polistes dominula.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/5081

vanhevel
Spotted by
vanhevel

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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