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Males - Dolichovespula maculata

Males - Dolichovespula maculata
Howell, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
September 15, 2010
Here are some males of Dolichovespula Maculata in the two variations I usually see. Even though they have different patterns they're both maculata and from the same colony.

Very cool. I did not see many
Very cool. I did not see many of the baldfaced last summer. Hopefully this year I will see more of them. Like a pic vulgaris just posed the males often DO have the white markings throughout the abdomen. Kind of reminds me of the consobrina pics I have seen with some of these males.

Moved from ID Request.

you sound confident about the ID -- then why did you post the pic in ID Request?

Glad you asked
I dont know where else to post it. Is there somewhere i can upload pictures that don't need to be IDed?

why don't you post the known ones directly to guide pages?
great many contributors never post anything to ID Req. -- it's basically a dump...

I wasnt aware i could post images there, I thought everything had to be IDed by someone on the site. I'll check out the guide pages

to post directly, go to the target taxon page...
...and use the 'add image' command the very same way as when posting to ID Req. [make sure you're in the 'Images' mode]

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