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Paper Wasp


Three-quarter inch long wasp.


Woodlands, my deck, anywhere I seem to look during the summer in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.


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gratography 2 years ago

That's a very colorful wasp. Many of the paper wasps are hard to identify because they tend to change colors from region to region.

Not 100% sure, hovever, I've seen pictures of Polistes dorsalis that look like your specimen.

Ron Rockwell
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Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2018
Submitted on Jul 15, 2018

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