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Paper wasp. 20 mm long.
It was on an Agave leaf in a desert.
Two, beautiful wasp photos....
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.
Gracias Hugo por la sugerencia de identificación. Saludos.
Lat: 22.50, Long: -101.68
Spotted on Dec 1, 2013 Submitted on Dec 3, 2013