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paper wasp - Polistes major - female

paper wasp - Polistes major - Female
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
March 17, 2011
Size: 1 inch
Paper wasp is as far as I can go.

Moved from Horse's Paper Wasp.

Moved from Polistes.

This is indeed Polistes major...
Since very similar P. carnifex is not (yet?) quoted from FL. A female gathering wood pulp. Thank you for sharing this breathtaking pic.

Thanks guys!
I heard her chewing from at least 15 feet away.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

I'm thinking
P. major:

Wait for expert confirmation/correction, though.

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