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Photo#818379
Polistes - Polistes flavus - male

Polistes - Polistes flavus - Male
Santa Cruz River , Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
gathering_2013 I know this is a Polistes but need help with species.

Thanks,

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Polistes - Polistes flavus - male Polistes - Polistes flavus - male

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Polistes flavus...
Seems to be the best match. Other pics of this species show the males (this one specimen is a male) tend to have more reddish color on head and alitrunk than almost wholly pale yellow females.

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