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paper wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus

paper wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
April 23, 2010
Six days later, the remaining two wasps had rebuilt the nest under the awning. I hope this one will avoid the fate of the last nest.

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paper wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus - female paper wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus

Facinating shot
The eggs are a different shape than the usual Polistes eggs that I am used to seeing. And there are already 2 small larvae after just six days of development.

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