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Jack Spaniard Known locally as a Jack Spaniard this paper wasp possesses a painful sting. Geotagged,Jack Spaniard,Polistes lanio,Summer,Trinidad and Tobago,brown,feeding,yellow Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Jack Spaniard

Known locally as a Jack Spaniard this paper wasp possesses a painful sting.

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  1. Impressive series, and great identification skills, Haylo! Posted 3 years ago

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The jack spaniard’s morphology resembles that of a normal Polistes (paper) wasp. It is one of the largest wasps that belong to the family Vespidae. The morphology of the male Polistes lanio (jack spaniard) is similar to that of the female of this species with only a few different minor characteristics. With respect to structures, the antennae and the gaster; this being the enlarged, bulbous part of the posterior of the hymenopteran body are slightly different between the two sexes. That is, these.. more

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Uploaded Aug 14, 2015. Captured Jul 26, 2015 12:47 in Seventh Avenue, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm