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Unidentified polistes - Polistes aurifer

Unidentified polistes - Polistes aurifer
Off Ortega Highway, Orange County, California, USA
July 8, 2009
Size: Half an inch? see thumb
See for other photos of this wasp (and feel free to identify the other insects in that set :D )

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Nice image
Welcome to Bugguide. Just a couple of reminders, according to the instructions: "For consistency, please do not include any borders or other decorations around your image." And: crop your image more tightly. The latter is for your benefit since only you and the editors can see the full size image; others miss all the details.
Don´t worry about it, these are minor things and easy to take care of in the future.

Also I suppose now that it's identified it should be moved from "ID Requests" to the appropriate place? How do I do this?

To move images...
When you upload more than one image of a specimen, you should notice right above the thumbnails it will say "Images of this individual: tag all · unlink"...

When you upload only one image of a specimen, you should look just above where it says "Contributed by KrisFricke" and find "full size · edit · tag · add comment · unsubscribe"...

You will want to click on tag all (for multiple images) or tag (for single images). The page will refresh and you will see all of the tagged images on the left side of the screen above the clickable guide.

The next step is to navigate to the page where you want to move the images. In this case that page is Polistes aurifer. Look for the tabs "Taxonomy Browse Info Images Links Books Data". Make sure that you are on the images tab.

Just above all of the thumbnails already on BugGuide (not your thumbnails on the left) you will see:

Species Polistes aurifer
move tagged images · add image · recent images

Click on move tagged images. Nothing to it :)

There are plenty of people willing to help so don't be afraid to ask for help but there is a Help section. There is even a section dealing with images.


P. aurifer
This is Polistes aurifer, no question. Brave of you to serve as living pedestal:-)

P. aurifer
I thought aurifer had kind of brown triangular markings on the abdomen?

are highly variable and vary geographically. Ground colour can be black or red (or a combination of both; black in most of California), yellow markings can be very extensive (as in California populations) or much more restricted (check out images from northwestern U.S. or Canada).

So what do you look for to di
So what do you look for to distinguish P. aurifer from say P. dominula or P. exclamans (the two similar wasps I know we have around here)?

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