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Polistes from Edgewood - Polistes aurifer

Polistes from Edgewood - Polistes aurifer
Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve, San Mateo County, California, USA
October 8, 2011
Size: Large
A few of these were seen exiting from a large crack in a piece of wood, near the ecotone between chaparral and grassland on serpentine substrate.

I'm pretty sure this is Polistes aurifer. Keyed to that in "The Social Wasps of California (Vespinae, Polistinae, Polybiinae)" by Bohart & Bechtel (1957) (available as PDF here). Also agrees well with these BugGuide posts:

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