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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.

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Houston, Texas, USA

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

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