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Species Polistes bahamensis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Polistinae (Paper Wasps)
Genus Polistes (Paper Wasps)
Species bahamensis (Polistes bahamensis)
Identification
Has slender first metasomal segment, it shares this feature with P. annularis. But P.bahamensis has yellow spot on the mesopleuron, (almost always) has yellow apical band of tergum and has more developed yellow markings on the mesosoma.
Range
Besides the Bahamas P. bahamensis is known from FL, GA and LA.
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