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Wasp

polistes erythrocephalus

Description:

Large black wasp.

Habitat:

Central America, tropical

Notes:

This large wasp was sitting on a piece wood, but flew away when I got too close

1 Species ID Suggestions

Buku'la
polistes erythrocephalus http://www.ckstarr.net/cks/1990-BRIBRI.pdf


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6 Comments

Nimble
Nimble 3 years ago

Flies

matthewtweedie222
matthewtweedie222 3 years ago

Great names to be common...

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

That's exactly it! Thanks for the ID. I've updated this spotting. I couldn't find much info on a common name.

wonju.brian
wonju.brian 9 years ago

Maybe not the common name......

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Looked very similar, but the distinctive white band on the abdomen was missing on this specimen. Thanks for the suggestion!

could be a Monobia quadridens...

Yasser
Spotted by
Yasser

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 5, 2011
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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