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Paper Wasp

Polistes annularis


Pretty sure this is a paper wasp. Suggestions welcome, though. I'm wondering if it's a different species, but the markings are muddied. The not-so-hot quality of the Android camera doesn't help. But the prolificacy of paper wasps in the area doesn't make my guess a long shot.


Found resting in front of the Glassell School of Art.


Wasn't dead, but was very slow to respond when stimulated. Grounded, but no signs of any injury.

No species ID suggestions

Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.73, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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