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Reallity Check: Is this Polistes dorsalis californicus? - Polistes dorsalis - male

Reallity Check: Is this Polistes dorsalis californicus? - Polistes dorsalis - Male
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
July 2, 2008
I've shot that species before, but this individual looked a bit different. Your take?

(Here's my earlier effort)

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Reallity Check: Is this Polistes dorsalis californicus? - Polistes dorsalis - male Reallity Check: Is this Polistes dorsalis californicus? - Polistes dorsalis - male Reallity Check: Is this Polistes dorsalis californicus? - Polistes dorsalis - male

Polistes dorsalis californicus
Yes, you are right.

 
Thanks, Matthias.
We have a lot of wasps aloft currently, and soon I'll be posting more. Tarantula hawks have started moving, but I'm concentrating on the smaller guys.

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