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Unknown Wasp - Polistes comanchus - female

Unknown Wasp - Polistes comanchus - Female
Terlingua, TX, Brewster County, Texas, USA
May 25, 2008
Size: 1"
Any help on the genus/species? I saw dozens of these wasps, all with the same color pattern that is unfamiliar to me.

in the genus polistes. i have no idea as to which species, though. it is a very beautiful wasp hopefully somebody will know which species!

Polistes comanchus comanchus
Nice shot!

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