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Wasp, cerceris? - Polistes dominula - male

Wasp, cerceris? - Polistes dominula - Male
Firestone, Weld County, Colorado, USA
August 12, 2015
Size: 1.5-2 cm approx
Roadside, very disturbed habitat. A few sunflowers with a number of metallic green bees, a snout-nosed weevil, an Epicauta stinkbug, a large bumblebee, a slim robber fly with a red abdomen... so lotsa bugs in very degraded looking spot

Moved from ID Request.

European paper wasp

Polistes dominula

Paper Wasp
Arrggggg. I hate mis-identifying these! Thanks

there might not be many of them
in Colorado - as opposed to this area of Maryland where they seem to be the most common Polistes

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