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Recent observations

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Observer

amandamay

Date

July 29, 2014

Description

In a yellow jacket trap

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

carolinaa

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

moving its abdomen back and forth. Only one in area, not moving anything else. Seems to have burnt wings. About 1 cm long. Found in mixed grassland on the edge of trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

suepea

Date

July 25, 2014

Description

A small paper wasp nest of about 15 cells with about 5 wasps located on the east wall of the old museum building south of the old entrance. There is another nest about 10 feet further along the wall towards the corner.

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What

Western yellowjacket Vespula pensylvanica

Observer

pkleeman

Date

July 24, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

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Observer

sandinoguerrero

Date

June 18, 2014

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What

Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

rjm2

Date

July 26, 2014 06:47 PM EDT

Description

These made quite an impression at the high school marchathon! We rerouted that part of the course after the first dozen warning stings. Me included

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 22, 2014 10:45 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wasp (and fly) eating a caterpillar?

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What

Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

charlesr

Date

July 25, 2014

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Observer

julio

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

En ANP Piedras Bola, Jalisco.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Common Aerial Yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria

Observer

muir

Date

July 18, 2014 03:18 PM AKDT

Description

see a helpful BugGuide key here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/35661

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

muir

Date

July 16, 2014 06:27 PM AKDT

Description

I believe this is a yellowjacket nest. There's a hypothesis that yellowjackets are expanding in Alaska due to a warming climate: http://juneauempire.com/stories/051908/sta_280576671.shtml

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What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

james5

Date

July 23, 2014
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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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