The baldfaced hornet is an ‘aerial yellowjacket’, and is not a ‘true’ hornet at all. It has a black body and possesses ivory-white markings on the face, thorax, legs, and abdomen. They can range in size from 1/2” to 3/4” long. Habits: Fertilized queens overwinter ...

The Eastern cicada killer wasp has a rust-colored head, thorax and wings with orange legs and a black and yellow striped abdomen. Their coloration is similar to that of yellowjackets or other wasps or hornets. They are one of the largest wasp species in North ...

Paper wasps (Family: Vespidae) get their name for the waxy, paper like material from which they construct their nests. They make this material by scraping and chewing wood fibers and mixing it with their saliva to form a water-resistant material. Paper wasps are strikingly colored, ...

There are numerous species of yellowjackets found in the United States. However, every species is approximately 1/2” long with characteristic black and yellow markings. Separate species of yellowjackets can be identified based upon the color patterns on the abdomen. Habits: Colonies are started in the ...