Looks like a baby yellow jacket
San Diego County, California, US
Searching for a good place to make a nest on my porch
European Paper Wasps (Polistes dominula), nest under eaves of park building, Ordbend County Park, Glenn County, California - 13 May 2013.
Watch going in and out of cracks in the sidewalk looking to drag something out...
The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps 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 of the summer, and...