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Paper Wasp

Description:

Approximately 2.5 cm or 1 inch long.

Habitat:

unknown

2 Species ID Suggestions

German Wasp
Vespula germanica Vespula germanica
bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Paper Wasp
Polistes rothneyi polistes_olivaceus


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5 Comments

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 8 years ago

The site (http://www.ig-consulting.co.jp/inoue_cor...). Is for serten the same kind of wasp bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Wasp might be very variable concerning the size, extension of the bands. Look at this one, where you clearly can see this red spots:
http://www.town.assabu.lg.jp/modules/aut...
Other ones:
http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/seibut...
http://wiki.pestinfo.org/wiki/Polistes_r...
http://tskk.exblog.jp/10681751/
Can't really read this, but it should be Rothneyi:
http://www.ig-consulting.co.jp/inoue_cor...
For comparison:
Polites yokohamae: Look at the colors of the legs, does not match exactly:
http://insectahk.com/hymenoptera/Poliste...

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 8 years ago

I think its a paper wasp bayucca. But the scientific name must be different. Because this one has two red spots on its abdomen.

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 8 years ago

I don't think it is a German Wasp. It dosen't mach the photo.

Tristan Pragnell
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伊万里市 (Imari), Japan

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
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