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Dolichovespula maculata queen on tiny nest - Dolichovespula maculata - female

Dolichovespula maculata queen on tiny nest - Dolichovespula maculata - Female
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
May 13, 2015
Another shot of the same nest. The wasp rested motionless, interrupted by spurts of frantic activity during which she rotated around the central column of the nest.

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Dolichovespula maculata queen on tiny nest - Dolichovespula maculata - female Dolichovespula maculata queen on tiny nest - Dolichovespula maculata - female