Polistes dominulus paper wasp
Fairport, New York, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Polistes dominulus is native to Europe, but has recently been spreading in North America.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.