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Wasp Hive with breeding - Colmena de Avispas con cría

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Synoeca Social Wasp
Synoeca sp. Synoeca Wasp | Project Noah

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bayucca, Polistes aterrimus seems like a good match.

bayucca 7 years ago

Christian, BWV 1043?

Although it may resemble Synoeca, this wasp is not in the genus. In addition to the body proportions, the petiole is most indicative of this. I have encountered Synoeca cyanea and S. septentrionalis in Costa Rica and Peru, as well as a polistine that looks remarkably similar to yours (, but I have not been able to get it identified. Also, Synoeca nests are distinct, even in the initial stages of construction. I do not think mimicry has been documented between Synoeca and another polistine (but it has in the mantispid Climaciella sp.), so this record is interesting. This wasp even has red coloration on the mandibles and part of the clypeus.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

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Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

yo pensé que me hablabas de éstas

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Cool series and nest!

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Ciudad de Panamá, Provincia de Panamá, Panama

Spotted on Feb 9, 2014
Submitted on Feb 13, 2014

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