Subject: Wasp with 2 stingers/ earwig pinchers
Location: Oxford, ns canada
October 6, 2015 11:05 am
This wasp was on my chair outside. It had 2 stingers that looked like the pinchers of an earwig. I tried I get a clearer picture but it was running around the chair like a lunatic.
We did not recognize your wasp, so we wrote to Eric Eaton for assistance. Here is his response.
Eric Eaton Responds
Male paper wasp (Polistes sp.), but not one I recognize. Was this picture taken in the U.S.? Even North America?