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Vespula vidua - female

Vespula vidua - Female
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
August 6, 2006
Size: around 1.5 cm
Think this might be a V. maculifrons... Worker? Thanks.

Moved from ID Request.

What a perfect shot!
This is a V. vidua worker gathering wood fibers for her nest

maculifrons does not use the same durable gray fibers

cool! Thanks a lot for the ID and the info!

Hi Andrew: I got your email, and tried to respond but my message was rejected by your server. This record from Missouri does indeed appear to be further west than previously published records. Good find, and thanks for pointing this out to me!

Not a problem-
And thanks for letting me know about my e-mail... huh, guess I need to check that out...

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