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Yellowjackets

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Yellowjackets receive their common name from their typical black and yellow color pattern. They are worldwide in distribution with about 16 species occurring in the United States.

Recognition

Adult Yellowjacket workers are about 3/8” to 5/8” long, with black and yellow striped abdomens.  The Yellowjacket queens are typically 25% larger than the workers.  When flying, Yellowjackets’ legs …

Paper Wasps

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Paper Wasps get their common name from the paperlike material of which they construct their nests.  In the urban situation, these usually non-aggressive wasps are a nuisance pest.  Various species of Paper Wasps are found throughout the United States.

Recognition

Adult Paper Wasps are about 3/4” long, brownish in color with yellow markings on their body and …

Honey Bees

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Honey Bees get their common name from the sweet yellowish fluid the make from the nectar of flowers and use for food.  Honey Bees not only provide honey and wax, but they are of far greater importance as pollinators.  They are also responsible for a large share of insect stings, although many stings blamed on …

Baldfaced Hornets

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

This large, black-and-white Yellowjacket gets its common name of Baldfaced from its largely black body but mostly white face, and that of Hornet because of its much larger size as well as aerial nest.  Baldfaced Hornets are found throughout the United States.

Recognition

Adult worker Baldfaced Hornets are typically 3/4″ long, but can be up to 1” …

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