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Metricus paper wasp

Polistes metricus

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Found mostly in eastern and southern United States.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

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

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