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Polistes? - Polistes

Polistes? - Polistes
Edgewater/SERC, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
January 11, 2017
Size: 1.5 cm
I found this wasp crawling rather lethargically on the walkway outside. Can't figure out the species. Is it a Polistes? Thanks!

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Polistes? - Polistes Polistes? - Polistes

Tough one
I am inclined to call it metricus but I can't rule out fuscatus, parametricus or hirsuticornis.

Moved from ID Request.

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