Red Wasp (Polistes Carolina)

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Comments (6)

joyfotos on September 19, 2010

Sure is colorful! Are you sure it is not some kind of wasp? There are a blue I found out when I looked for the ID of one last year.

David Brown Photogra… on September 19, 2010

I am not sure at all Joy - any help accepted.

Kevin Childress on September 20, 2010

Wasp or not, looks like it could have a bad attitude!

David Brown Photogra… on September 20, 2010

I tend to steer clear of all lifeforms wearing leather jackets Kevin if I can help it.

((Ospr3y)) on September 21, 2010

Uh-Oh. I better get outta this gallery now. I was stung by one of these twice while mowing near their nest last summer. Ouch!

But I seem to becoming immune to their stings... So I reckon I'll stay a little longer. ;)

Sorry, no YS, but I will give it a like for this photo.

*whimpers in fear (scary violin screeching in background)

David Brown Photogra… on September 21, 2010

Yes, not a friendly looking critter is it Liam

I know how you feel with wasps. I disturbed a nest in an orchard once while picking apples. I was swarmed then stung, dozens of them.


Best wishes from North Carolina

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Photo taken in William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617, USA

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