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Polistes fuscatus larva - Polistes fuscatus - female

Polistes fuscatus larva - Polistes fuscatus - Female
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
A mid instar larva

Captive specimen, about 4 weeks into development. date: 5-7-09

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Date?
I understand your reason for not putting the date so it doesn't show on the Data page but it would be nice if you mentioned it in the text.
So, we are finally having a few immatures in Hymenoptera. Good! we have hardly any.

 
No mid instar larvae in the wild at this time...
This is a captive specimen. Will include the date in the text

I want to do a life cycle series, but the dilemma is that when the time comes to photograph a pupa, I dont want to cut open the cell (probably resulting in a dead wasp) to get photos. Perhaps I could just photograph the white silken cap, but that would not be as satisfactory for a life cycle.