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Western Paper Wasp

Mischocyttarus flavitarsis


Mischocyttarus is a very large, primarily Neotropical genus of social wasps with a few species found also in the Nearctic region. It is the only member of its own tribe, the Mischocyttarini. Mischocyttarus wasps build a relatively simple, single comb nest. Their biology is similar to that of species in the genus Polistes. However, Mischocyttarus appear to show considerably more social and reproductive flexibility than Polistes. Wikipedia


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DanielaRivera 10 years ago

I don't even want to know how painful it is when it stings!!!

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California, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Oct 13, 2013

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