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Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - female

Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - Female
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 4, 2010
Feeding on Butterfly Weed

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Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - female Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - female

Female.
Female.

 
Thanks!
Do females of this species have a brown face, and males have a yellow face?

 
Yes...
Males will typically be mostly yellow on the "face" while females will be some combination of reddish and black. However, sex here is easily determined by the number of abdominal segments; females have six and males have seven. Also, the antennae are clearly those of a female.

 
Great information!
Thanks, Jeff. This is VERY helpful information! Is there any way it could be included in the Info Tab for the species?

 
It is mentioned
in the info tab for the Polistes Genus.

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