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Poss Polistes sp

Observed: 21st July 2012 By: apbirdmanapbirdman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Poss Polistes sp
Poss Polistes sp
Description:

Poss Polistes sp,European paper wasp,id confirmation would be useful,could be first record for NW England

Identifications
  •  
    Likely ID
    European paper wasp (Polistes domininula)
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • demoiselledemoiselle’s reputation in Invertebratesdemoiselle’s reputation in Invertebratesdemoiselle’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • eucera
      Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Polistes

This is a Polistes, and clearly, a very interesting find. I wonder what the provenance of the specimen is?? I suspect a nest inadvertently imported on a pallet or with material from a garden centre rather than any spread from the apparently established population in sw London

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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