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Seen sucking a caterpillar. Polistes stigma has a mainly brown base colour. The legs and antennae are a lighter colour. The end of the first abdominal segment displays a narrow yellow ring. The last three segments are yellow, inter-marked with brown. The wings are the most distinctive feature; on the edge of each forewing, which are clear, there is a noticeable dark spot. This is one of the smallest Polistes species, reaching merely 14mm on average. The wasp picked the caterpillar and flew off.
Seen in my garden.
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Spotted on May 9, 2014
Submitted on May 10, 2014