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

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

Polistes flavus

Fraguita Wash near Arivaca
Pima County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.586283, -111.352936
Elevation: 3,567 ft
November 2, 2019
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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