Head, cheek or gena, pattern of light colored band running along the edge of the compound eye

Interrupted in the center, either completely or with only a small strip of yellow or white remaining along the edge of the eye, in other cases pale area only exists along the rear of the margin of the eye

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Vespinae genal band, interrupted
I_SD4417

At times this character can bleed into more of a notch-like situation or perhaps a dark patch in that area and yellow running on either side of it. However, the general pattern should show up in a series of specimens.

Lower edge notched in the center

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Vespinae genal band, continuous
I_SD4418