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Wasp on Meadowsweet - Dolichovespula arctica - male

Wasp on Meadowsweet - Dolichovespula arctica - Male
Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
August 10, 2003

Dolichovespula yes, maculata no
This nice shot shows a big-sized, dark colored male of the North American form of the Parasitic Yellowjacket (Dolichovespula adulterina arctica), formerly treated as a separate species called Northern Yellowjacket.

Thanks for the ID
Thanks for the ID, Richard. I'll move it.

not sure but,
whatever species it is, it is a male. this can be told from the relatively long antennae.

Thanks for the tip, Omar -- I'll mark it.