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Red Wasp

Polistes carolina


Fairly large - about 1inch maybe, red in color. Seen sitting on a leaf in my pond taking a drink! I think maybe a paper wasp?


Wasps of the cosmopolitan genus Polistes (the only genus in the tribe Polistini) are the most familiar of the polistine wasps, and are the most common type of paper wasp. It is also the single largest genus within the family Vespidae, with over 300 recognized species and subspecies. Their innate preferences for nest-building sites leads them to commonly build nests on human habitation, where they can be very unwelcome; although generally not aggressive, they can be provoked into defending their nests.

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MaryEvans2 7 years ago

thank you Nopayahnah, and Karina and special thanks to Ranger Liam for the ID :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

nice one!

Me encantó! Felicitaciones, muy buena fotografía!

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Greenville, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.47, Long: -83.63

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

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