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Bald faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - male

Bald faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - Male
Peace Valley Nature Center, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 19, 2002
Southeastern PA
Hymenoptera Vespidae Dolichovespula maculata representative

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Bald faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - male Bald faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - male

Male.
Very nice image. The lo-o-o-ng antennae, and elongated abdomen suggest this is a male. So does the date. Dolichovespula colonies do not persist as long as Vespula colonies.