Metric Paper Wasp

Polistes metricus

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Polistes metricus (metricus paper wasp) is a wasp native to North America. In the United States, it ranges throughout the southern Midwest, the South, and as far northeast as New York, but has recently been spotted in southwest Ontario. A single female specimen has also been reported from Dryden, Maine. Polistes metricus is dark colored, with yellow tarsi and black tibia. Nests of Polistes metricus can be found attached to the sides of buildings, trees, and...

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  1. (c) Monica Krancevic, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/7120552
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