Golden Paper Wasp
( Polistes aurifer )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Polistes aurifer
(Saussure, 1853)
Common Name:Golden Paper Wasp
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Family:Vespidae
Subfamily:Polistinae
Genus:Polistes
Taxon Code:HYM00052
ITIS/TSN:154269

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
BSA Camp Royaneh, BSA Camp Royaneh, 4600 Scanlon Rd., Cazadero
County:Sonoma County
ECI Site#:CA49064901

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "Pretty much all the lighter markings on this species are yellow/gold. The 1st segment is as long as wide in dorsal view."
Description
Pretty much all the lighter markings on this species are yellow/gold. The 1st segment is as long as wide in dorsal view.
Body Length
11-19 mm.

BIOLOGY
Range
A western species ..

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Polistes aurifer. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/24972). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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