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Paper Wasps - Polistes metricus

Paper Wasps - Polistes metricus
Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa, USA
July 31, 2011
A few pretty good sized nests under the information board at the entrance to the trail. They were fairly high up and didn't want me getting too close though. I know this one had at least 12 wasps.


Moved from Polistes.

Almost certainly P. metricus
Too bad there aren't any males present in the photo or else we could be certain. Nice nest, though!