Details for Record 51049

Species: Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus) (Species ID: 10197) - View Species | Quad Details   

Date: 8/19/2010

Quad: Location crosses quads

County: Montgomery

Records: 155 total records, 15 for Montgomery Co., 0 for Vienna Quad

Observer: Ashley Bradford

Specimen: No

Publication: No

Processed by: Dave Kazyak

A mature Northern Paper Wasp colony in a fence pole in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/19/2010). Determined by Richard Vernier/BugGuide who notes: Yellow-faced individual with mainly olive-green compound eyes are the males, the red faced ones with hazel-brown eyes are the females. Large size of most of these latter indicates they are so-called gynes, i.e., fertile females who will be the foundresses of next year. Photo by Ashley Bradford.