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#1 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted May 8 2021 - 4:06 PM

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I found 3 wasps, are they queens? First two are P. dominula I think, and the third is Mischocyttarus sp.

Queen? one:
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Queen? two:
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Queen? three:
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#2 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted May 8 2021 - 4:48 PM

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Based on the time of year are these likely to be queens?

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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 8 2021 - 5:12 PM

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Yeah, all queens. Your IDs are also correct. The third queen is M. flavitarsis.

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#4 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted May 8 2021 - 5:49 PM

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Thank you! Is founding M. flavitarsis similar to Polistes?

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#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 9 2021 - 7:01 AM

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Thank you! Is founding M. flavitarsis similar to Polistes?

yes, founding should be pretty much the same.
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