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Polistes Petit Jean - Polistes rubiginosus - male

Polistes Petit Jean - Polistes rubiginosus - Male
Petit Jean State Park, Seven Hollows Trail, Perry County, Arkansas, USA
August 13, 2006
Size: 26mm
Another Polistes with excellent markings.

Moved from Polistes.

Polistes cf. perplexus, male (AR)
Not separable with confidence from P. carolina based on photos. However, the darkest forms of perplexus appear to be darker than those of carolina. This one has a lot of black; too much I think for carolina.

Polistes sp. - male
Yellow face and apically curved antennae are diagnostic. It would seem a female of this same species was posted very recently. As "Petit Jean" is French for "Little John", this nickname could well apply tho this guy himself :-).

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