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Paper Wasp

Polistes annularis


This one has thrown me for the better part of the week since wasps aren't really my jam. I think I got it right, though. Paper wasps are pretty common around here.


Found along the sidewalk on W. Alabama, but they're all over Houston and the suburbs.


Not sure why this one was grounded. Didn't appear to have any wing or leg damage. Thoughts? Was it the cold, maybe?

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Houston, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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