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Poss Polistes sp

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

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

    Likely ID
    European paper wasp (Polistes domininula)
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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    • eucera
      Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
      Invertebrates expert
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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

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