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another syrphid? - Vespula germanica - female

another syrphid? - Vespula germanica - Female
Harriman, Orange County, New York, USA
July 26, 2012
Size: body apx 5mm
one of several Syrphidae that i have given up distinguishing. I defer to the more knowledgeable in the group and thank you for your help.

This is V. germanica
Moved from ID Request.

Not a mimic..
An actual wasp this time. :)

It's a yellowjacket of some variety, I reckon. I'll let the experts tell you what kind.

2 out of 3. and i try to count wings but never get it right. Thanx again
Ken. I can always count on you.

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