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Usurpations  - Dolichovespula arenaria - female

Usurpations - Dolichovespula arenaria - Female
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 1, 2010
This is the second time this nest has been usurped. The original founder had a pair of yellow stripes on her thorax. Soon after, I never saw her again and a new queen without the stripes and with a darker pattern took her place. And today, it has happened again. In this photo you can see the dead body of the usurper blocking the entrance

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