FAMILY VESPIDAE (Yellowjackets, Hornets, Paper Wasps, Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)

Hymenoptera-Vespidae-Polistes flavus-Yellow Paper Wasp (C)

Polistes flavus

Upper Puerto Tank on Puerto Canyon Rd
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.610685, -111.133474
Elevation: 3.901 ft
September 6, 2020
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Jonathan Hoskins who said: “A very distinct species of Arizona, the coloration of the scutum is quite diagnostic (somewhat graded golden-orange to golden-yellow, lacking distinct red regions as in some P. aurifer, and with a median dark line).”

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