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European Paper Wasp - Polistes dominula

European Paper Wasp - Polistes dominula
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
May 29, 2010
Sorry about the picture quality again but I didn't have my good camera...

I think this is Polistes dominula.

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Thanks for the help. I added another picture of the entire nest.

This is indeed Polistes dominula
BTW, I think picture quality is quite passable. The one at right shows an individual fanning with her wings in order to cool off the overheated nest.
Advanced stage of this nest owes much to Louisiana climate. I such a subtropical environment, even some "worker" females from last year often overwinter together with the "gynes", i.e. the fertile future foundresses.

Are those workers already?
Or multiple foundresses? Either way, it's a large nest for this early