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Polistine Wasp

Agelaia sp.

Description:

Tribe Epiponini is Neotropical, and contains some 235 species. New colonies are founded by swarms of queens and workers. Colonies may contain multiple queens. The genus Agelaia contains 31 species that are distributed from Mexico to northern Argentina. The nests in this genus contain from 100 to 1,000,000 wasps (Hanson and Gauld, eds., 2006).

Habitat:

In leaf Syzygium malaccense.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Long-waisted Paper Wasps
Mischocyttarus


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6 Comments

JonathanHoskins
JonathanHoskins a year ago

I'm thinking more likely a species of Mischocyttarus given the longer first abdominal segment and the longer hind legs. There are a few similar species.

• https://vespas.ifs.ifsuldeminas.edu.br/fotos/ver/53
• https://vespas.ifs.ifsuldeminas.edu.br/fotos/ver/63

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

thanks for all your kind comments, luis, rams, riekos and leuba.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great series Sckel.

rams4d
rams4d 6 years ago

Nice spot

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Brilliiant series, Sckel !

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Very nice!

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 14, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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