Subject: honey wasp
December 5, 2016 11:02 am
i would like to know if the wasp on the picture is the honey wasp from mexico, the one that pollinates avocado
Signature: Alejandra Gutiérrez
Our first impression was that this is a Paper Wasp in the subfamily Polistinae, but when we researched the Mexican Honey Wasp, Brachygastra mellifica, on BugEric, we learned that it is a member of the Paper Wasp subfamily. Your individual does appear to be a Mexican Honey Wasp. We have some nice images of the nest of Mexican Honey Wasps in our archives.
Daniel ! Thank you very much for the information you share, it has been very helpful for our research.