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Wasp (Vespula genus) Species unknown

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Vespinae
Genus: Vespula

Vespula is a small genus of social wasps, widely distributed through out the world.

The photo below we think is a drone (long antennae, & 7 segments in the gaster, which seems not to taper to a point). To assign it to a species one has have to examine its under a microscope.