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