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Paper Wasp and Gall: Polistes comanchus comanchus (male) - Polistes comanchus - male

Paper Wasp and Gall: Polistes comanchus comanchus (male) - Polistes comanchus - Male
Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis County, Texas, USA
September 7, 2015
Thanks to Dr. Buck, who advises: "Polistes comanchus comanchus (male)... Some galls exude sugary fluids that are highly attractive to wasps. This male is feeding. Great shot!"
This was hard to shoot being under a tree and dark; Nikon D810A, 200mm macro, f4.2 (wide open), 1/640s (+1 and 2/3 exposure) ISO 1000.
All my wasp pictures are here:
http://www.dl-digital.com/Page-Two/Wasps.htm