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Wasp

2 Species ID Suggestions

Sam10
Sam10 6 years ago
Oriental Hornet
Vespa orientalis Oriental hornet
Paper Wasp
Polistes instabilis Polistes instabilis · iNaturalist.org


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2 Comments

JonathanHoskins
JonathanHoskins 2 years ago

This absolutely is not Vespa orientalis but rather a species of Paper Wasp under the genus Polistes. Antennal coloration and body structure all rule out the former.

Sam10
Sam10 6 years ago

A Sub-Mediterranean species. Found in Madagascar, United Arab Emirates and India. Human introductions have assisted its spread through habitat change. It is now found in South America as far north as Mexico. Hope that helps!

Andie
Spotted by
Andie

Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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