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Unknown wasp

Observed: 18th April 2011 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

about 15mms

Identifications
  •  
    Likely ID
    a paper-wasp (Polistes sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Polistes sp.

This is one of the paper wasps - Polistes. The nest cells are not covered in a surrounding envelope.

Not easy to id, even from specimens as the coloration is quite variable

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

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id

many thanks for the info

squirrel