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Western Paper Wasp

Mischocyttarus flavitarsis

Description:

Yellow and black flying insect. The first image shows it cleaning its antenna. The second image shows how it looks while flying away from the camera :)

Habitat:

Nursery in Poway, California


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4 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Too close... Yellow Paper Wasp - Ropalidia romandi

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thank you both for your help with my wasp spotting! Amber, I believe you're correct. The markings and description sound perfect.

AmberLundeen
AmberLundeen 8 years ago

I think its a Western Paper Moth -Mischocyttarus flavitarsis

http://bugguide.net/node/view/49835/bgim...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Like a Potter wasp..!!

Poway, California, USA

Lat: 32.95, Long: -117.07

Spotted on Aug 13, 2011
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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