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Polistes - Polistes metricus - female

Polistes - Polistes metricus - Female
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 2, 2016
Found on Milkweed eating a Monarch caterpillar.

Moved from Polistes.

Moved from Northern Paper Wasp. This is either P. fuscatus or P. metricus. The two can be quite tricky to distinguish in LA

Polistes metricus
I believe this is metricus because of the irregular red area on tergum 2. Fuscatus tends to have more round red spots.

Moved from ID Request.

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