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Paper wasp - Polistes dominula

Paper wasp - Polistes dominula
Davis, CA, Yolo County, California, USA
June 22, 2014
Is this Polistes fuscatus? It is in a bird house near the front door. Does the nest pose a hazard to visitors? Thanks.

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Polistes dominula
They'll defend their nest if threatened, but you'd have to get pretty darn close to provoke a reaction.

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