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Paper wasp

Mischocyttarus flavitarsus


Black, boldly marked with clear bright yellow. Thorax large. Wings translucent amber.


Meadows, fields, and sandy areas, on flowers

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dark Paper Wasp
Polistes fuscatus

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1 Comment

JonathanHoskins 2 years ago

No species of Mischocyttarus occurs in Maryland and would be noted by a much longer first abdominal segment. This is actually one of the forms of the hyper-variable Polistes fuscatus.

Bailey Sansone
Spotted by
Bailey Sansone

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2016
Submitted on Sep 29, 2016

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