Wild Florida Photo - Parancistrocerus fulvipes - Potter Wasp

Parancistrocerus fulvipes var. rufovestis Bohart 1948

Potter Wasp

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 06/22/23
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20
Volusia Co. FL 05/30/20

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Parancistrocerus fulvipes subspecies rufovestis is found throughout peninsular Florida.
These solitary wasps are black with various red markings. The abdominal bands are often red, sometimes yellowish. The legs are reddish to yellowish, the species name fulvipes is latin for tawny-footed.
The members of the genus Parancistrocerus each have a corresponding species of mite that attach along the junction of the first and second abdominal segments.


Parancistrocerus fulvipes is a member of the Vespidae - Yellowjackets, Hornets and some Wasps family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Nov 21, 2023

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