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Wasp from West Texas High Desert Davis Mountains - Polistes dorsalis - male

Wasp from West Texas High Desert Davis Mountains - Polistes dorsalis - Male
Near Fort Davis/Alpine area in Texas, Texas, USA
September 10, 2015

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Polistes ?dorsalis, male
Nice shot! I suspect it is dorsalis. Do you have additional pictures?

 
Thanks Matthias. I have a fe
Thanks Matthias. I have a few additional pictures of that individual but the view is essentially the same. I am guessing a similar wasp with a black "back" is a female of the species. I added a picture here:
http://www.dl-digital.com/Page-Two/Wasps.htm

-Dick Locke

 
Thanks
Love your website! The image below this one is a different species (Polistes aurifer, also male), note the black antenna tips.

For what its' worth: the yellowjacket at the bottom of the page is Vespula squamosa.

 
Thanks and web site updated
Matthias,

Many thanks for the info/corrections. I've updated my Wasp page appropriately!

http://www.dl-digital.com/Page-Two/Wasps.htm

-Dick Locke

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