Photo 14167153, (c) Jonathan Hoskins, all rights reserved

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What

Dark Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

Observer

jonathan142

Date

August 22, 2016 04:30 PM CDT

Description

Caught this specimen after noticing it’s black abdomen (and hoping it was P. annularis). My initial ID in 2016 was P. metricus, but the red markings on abdominal segment 3 and the smoky yellow wings should indicate a convergent form of P. fuscatus. The dark facial mark is extensive as well, though not enough to be diagnostic on its own.

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