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Wasps? - Polistes rubiginosus

Wasps? - Polistes rubiginosus
Little Rock, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
October 26, 2011
Size: standard
Are these wasps? One had a yellow head and the other didn't. Have pictures posted on flickr and I wanted to identify them correctly.

Images of this individual: tag all
Wasps? - Polistes rubiginosus Central Arkansas wasps - Polistes rubiginosus

Moved from Polistes.

Moved from ID Request.

Should be P. carolina or perplexus?
Or maybe P. fuscatus? Individuals with rather extensive black markings, if it is carolina or perplexus

Yes wasp Genus Polistes.
Yes wasp Genus Polistes.

Yellow faced one
is a a male; the others are females if I'm not mistaken.

Thanks for the update.
Thanks for the update.

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