This wasp ( Palaeovespa sp.} has been chosen to represent Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument as it is one of the rarest and most complete fossils in the monument's collection. This specimen is the monument's icon and is so well-preserved that the stinger is still intact.


  • Title: Palaeovespa
  • Contributor: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: FLFO 51

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