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Paper wasp

Description:

Paper wasp. 20 mm long.

Habitat:

It was on an Agave leaf in a desert.



2 species ID suggestions

Avispa
Vespa crabro
Paper Wasp
Polistes dorsalis

3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Two, beautiful wasp photos....

JonathanHoskins
JonathanHoskins a year ago

This absolutely is not Vespa crabro but instead is a member of the genus Polistes (likely P. fuscatus). The body shape, antennal coloration, and body coloration all rule out the former.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Gracias Hugo por la sugerencia de identificación. Saludos.

Zacatecas, Mexico

Lat: 22.50, Long: -101.68

Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
Submitted on Dec 3, 2013

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