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Photo#75326
 Northern Aerial Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula norvegicoides - male

Northern Aerial Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula norvegicoides - Male
Pittsburg, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
August 4, 2006

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Richard, thanks for the id and explanation about the queen cell this male was raised in.

Right - Dolichovespula norvegicoides
Superb shots of a male. Robustness of this individual strongly suggest it was reared in a queen, rather than a worker, cell. Proportion of males reared in either kind of cell depends on the species, and even varies among colonies.

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