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I'm becoming confused with Polistes species. I read somewhere that P. dominulus and P. gallicus should be considered as the same species. Also, I have no idea if having green or black compound eyes occurs in the same species or it is a sign of gender. Here are three pictures I have classified as P. dominulus but I doubt it is right.

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... the second one, which is much smaller than the first
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Polistes gallicus and dominulus are two species. Above, you found 2 males, below a female. Photo ID of males is not really possible, below may be a female of dominulus (but I am not really sure). Males always have an all yellow face, females a black/yellow color pattern.

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Thank you, Christian. Thus, you confirm that all males of P. gallicus and P. dominulus have green eyes and yellow faces?
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All Polistes males have yellow faces, and green eyes is an effect of special light and may occur in many wasp species. So a species recognition is not possible for me. But gallicus and dominulus are the most probable species.

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I had a new, more detailed look to your wasps. The female is surely a Polistes gallicus (former foederatus). For males, gallicus also is the most probable possiblity, by form of head and clypeus. As I told, ID by photos is difficult, but i am quite sure.
If you agree, I will use these photos for your gallery.

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01.08.14 15:48
metathorakalstigma
s gefiedert- plumose? as in > than the width of the arista, stirn - face or frons? 4faden Breite des 3?

01.08.14 15:45
Thx for help, a few > to get to point 8 dictionary helpful for some words but x meaning, added a few >

31.07.14 21:58
sicus

31.07.14 17:11
Anyone heading to the ICD8 in Postdam next month? looking forward to meeting some of you there

31.07.14 15:24
Thanks again Stephane

29.07.14 11:00
Borste = seta, bristle ; Börstchen = setula, small bristle ; Fühlerborste = "antenna-bristle" = arista ; Fühlerglied = antennal segment.

28.07.14 16:54
a couple more is Börstchen an old word for bristle? also Fühlerborste + Fühlergliedes Thanks

28.07.14 15:41
Thanks very much Stephane

26.07.14 15:17
gelbgrau bestäubt = yellow-gray dusted.

25.07.14 12:36
Can anyone help out with a translation please? dict gelbgrau bestäubt

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