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Northern Paper Wasp

Polistes fuscatus


These wasps are large, slender-bodied wasps with yellow faces, dark backs, and red with yellow stripes on abdomen, but coloration can vary greatly.


Nests are built hanging from horizontal surfaces, such as the eaves of houses.

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Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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