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Western Paper Wasp

Mischocyttarus flavitarsis


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 :)


Nursery in Poway, California

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Too close... Yellow Paper Wasp - Ropalidia romandi

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 8 years ago

I think its a Western Paper Moth -Mischocyttarus flavitarsis


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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