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Northern Paper Wasp
27 Aug 2012

Northern Paper Wasp

Polistes fuscatus

This wingless wasp was marching aimlessly on top of our trash dumpster.
I placed it in the nearby pachysandra and a day or two later another, or the same, wingless wasp was again on top of the trash container.
Hard to say it was the same wasp but, if not, it was perhaps even stranger for two wingless wasps to appear at the same place.


York County, PA

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Yaki Zander.10-Dec-2012 16:11
larose forest photos10-Dec-2012 14:36
They are handsome native wasps and your photo is wonderful. V
Stephanie10-Dec-2012 14:02
What do you think happened to it's wings? Genetic anomaly?
Hank Vander Velde10-Dec-2012 12:51
A good macro image Ann.
MarcViskens10-Dec-2012 07:55
nice macro
hge5410-Dec-2012 06:03
Nice, Ann I would have mistaken it for an ant.
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