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Metricus paper wasp

Polistes metricus


Large dark paper wasp. The abdomen is practically black. Thorax and head are dark rusty brown. The face is yellow which means this one is male (females have a dark reddish brown face).


Spotted feeding on golden rod in an overgrown area in Biloxi, Mississippi.


Found mostly in eastern and southern United States.

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Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2019
Submitted on Nov 9, 2019

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