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
Martin Luther King Regional Shor, Garretson Point, Garretson Point Trail, Francisco Bay Trail, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB330000
Park/Forest:Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, EBRPD

RECOGNITION
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 ..

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Species Polistes aurifer. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/24972). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#154269


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