Apoica cf. strigata

Nocturnal Paper Wasp

Apoica cf. strigata, Nocturnal Paper Wasp


Family: Vespidae

Subfamily: Polistinae

Tribe: Epiponini


The wasp shown here appears to be a callow individual of Apoica strigata. This species is distributed from Costa Rica and Trinidad to Peru and Bolivia (Pickett and Wenzel, 2007).

Photo location: Magdalena department, Colombia.

Determined by Dr. James M. Carpenter, American Museum of Natural History.

American Insects site