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Polistes fuscatus paper wasps have extremely variable facial patterns that they use to recognize each other as individuals. This montage displays some of the variation seen in female paper wasp faces in this species.
Credit: Michael Sheehan
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Like humans, Polistes fuscatus paper wasps recognize individuals by their unique facial patterns. This photo shows a paper wasp queen on an early nest.
Credit: Michael Sheehan
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