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Synoeca cyanea


Some kind of blue wasp in and their nest it appears, in Misiones, Argentina. Thanks to bayucca for the id! From Wikipedia: Synoeca cyanea, commonly known as marimbondo-tatu, is a swarm-founding social wasp. Native to Brazil and Argentina, S. cyanea is one of the largest and most aggressive species of social wasps and is feared in many rural areas.[

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Cyanea Social Wasp
Synoeca cyanea Synoeca cyanea

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ChristosMaroulis 9 years ago


remco.douma 9 years ago

Thanks for the id, bayucca! I didn't have another photo; I was to close to the nest with a telelens, and had no option to move further away.

bayucca 9 years ago

Vespidae, Polistinae, Epiponini, Synoeca and most probably Synoeca cyanea. Do you have a complete picture of the hive?

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Ava T-B 9 years ago

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Misiones, Argentina

Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 3, 2014

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