Eastern Yellowjacket

Vespula maculifrons

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The eastern yellow jacket or eastern yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons) is a wasp found in eastern North America. Although most of their nests are subterranean, they are often considered a pest due to their nesting in recreational areas and buildings. This yellow jacket is a social insect, living in colonies of hundreds to thousands of individuals. Along with their subfamily, Vespinae, this species demonstrates supportive parental care for offspring, separation of reproductiv

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  1. (c) Nick Block, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3789217
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespula_maculifrons

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