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Cross-section Of Large Bald-faced

Cross-section Of Large Bald-faced "Hornet" Nest - Dolichovespula maculata
Florida, USA
Size: 24" (2 feet) tall
Close-up of dissected nest. View from SIDE.

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Thickness of the
VERY many envelopes is striking, especially compared with a true Hornet's nest. Even the heaviest rainfalls could hardly wet the so well protected combs...

 
Yes...
This is one of the things which I find interesting about this wonderful species. D. maculata is typically known for a nest with a THICK envelope (Very much like V. germanica in this regard!).

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