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Central American Paper Wasp

Apoica pallens


Spotted in Manuel Antonio national park, Costa Rica. We were told they were "banana wasps", but that doesn't seem to be a commonly used name. They were grouped in a ball and none of them were moving.

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fofr 4 years ago

@EmilieChich Thanks ever so much! That looks like just the one. I've updated the spotting to match.

EmilieChich 4 years ago

Apoica sp.; maybe Apoica pallens.

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 15, 2016
Submitted on Apr 13, 2016

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