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European paperwasp

Polistes dominula


Another nasty invasive species

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European paper wasp
Polistes dominula Polistes dominula

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You welcome. Me neither, but have lots of both in my garden. Paper wasps are almost mild natured, but yellow jackets are actively aggressive but, nothing a slap in mid air can't cure ;)

CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

Wow- thanks for correcting me baamenbar - I am not an expert on all things that sting! Dont remember how it flew-

Wish I could take such nice colours and crispness. I must add it's a paper wasp. Notice the yellow antennae, yellow jackets have them black and the waist is less notorious. Also, legs are longer. Did it fly with them hanging?

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice sharp pictrues!

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Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2011

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