Polistine Wasp

Parachartergus cf. apicalis


Parachartergus cf. apicalis, wasp photo

 

Family: Vespidae

Subfamily: Polistinae

Tribe: Epiponini

 

Photo notes: Matagalpa province, Nicaragua. This wasp was "herding" treehopper nymphs. In the photo below, the wasp accepts a drop of honeydew from the treehopper.


Polistine wasp herding treehopper nymphs, Parachartergus cf. apicalis


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