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Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata

Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata
Hueston Woods, Preeble County, Ohio, USA
October 4, 2006
not even sure where to start with this one. The head didnt look ver wasp like to me but I've been wrong enough to not be sure........

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Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata ?? - Dolichovespula maculata

Bald-faced Hornet

Thank you
I knew there was a good chance I was on the wrong track. I don't have any formal training so I am trying to teach myself. i thought this was a beautifull insect that didnt really look like anything I was used to. I appreciate the help that i have gotten here.

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