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Vespula squamosa - female

Vespula squamosa - Female
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Sorry, no date available for this one. It is an older photo of mine, so had already been "catalogued". I have a non-cropped image if anyone needs it.

ready to hibernate
Superb picture of a no less superb species. Too bad we in Europe don't have such a marvel. The inflated, full of fat contents, gaster strongly suggests a pre-hibernating female, hence a date rather late in the season (compare with the spring queens elsewhere in this guide).

Thank you for the information. I wouldn't have thought to look at the queen's abdomen, but now that I do, she does look fairly well fed!

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