Classification
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  • English
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Wapi
    • Social Wasps
  • Korean
    • 말벌과
  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • Spanish
    • Avispones y avispas del papel
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Russian
    • Настоящие осы
  • Belarusian
    • Сапраўдныя восы
  • German
    • Hornissen und Soziale Wespen

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

wtg1940

Date

December 3, 2016 03:28 PM PST

Description

Found a low nest in mixed conifer forest. It was low in a bay tree so I was able to remove it from the tree. The entrance/exit hole was not intact. When I examined the nest, I found dead, adult bald-faced hornets inside that clearly showed the white marking on the head. There were also some live larva, but I don't know if they were from the hornets. Years ago, I collected an inactive nest for display in a public area. A few days after being displayed, a few adults flew out of the nest, presumably warmed by the heat in the room.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasp Polistes major

Observer

judygva

Date

December 3, 2016 02:01 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Yellowjacket Vespula maculifrons

Observer

peggyo

Date

November 4, 2015 01:22 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

December 3, 2016 09:36 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

psweet

Date

August 12, 2013 12:13 PM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

Photos / Sounds

What

Parasitic Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arctica

Observer

psweet

Date

August 11, 2015 01:35 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

psweet

Date

July 21, 2013 01:31 PM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

Photos / Sounds

Observer

psweet

Date

August 29, 2014 12:52 PM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

Photos / Sounds

Observer

psweet

Date

July 26, 2015 11:35 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Hornet Vespula vidua

Observer

psweet

Date

September 12, 2013 09:47 AM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

psweet

Date

June 27, 2014 08:39 AM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

Observer

psweet

Date

August 6, 2013 10:20 AM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

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Description from Wikipedia

The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...

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