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Southern Yellow Jacket? - Vespula squamosa - male

Southern Yellow Jacket? - Vespula squamosa - Male
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Size: ~13mm
I thought this was a common eastern_yellow_jacket until I looked at it closer. Wish I had taken more images of it, but I was distracted by a beautiful syrphid_ fly which landed nearby.

Scott

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Southern Yellow Jacket? - Vespula squamosa - male Southern Yellow Jacket? - Vespula squamosa - male

Is the date right?
Shouldn't the queens be hibernating in January? Males would be dead.
Read the comment here.

 
Date
Looks like someone removed the date

 
Yes....
Date is correct. I can even provide a RAW file with all exif data if needed!

 
Weird
The climate keeps getting crazier and the creatures do unusual tings. Nice to document it this way.

 
Dates
Someone removed the date from both photos, I guess to un-document it?

 
Agreed
I'm a lifelong resident of this area (50 years) and back in the late 60's/early 70's I used to put on my hockey skates and skate on the frozen canals and ponds during the winter months.

I haven't seen it freeze much like that since the late 1970's.

Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) - male
Thanks for sharing this nice picture.

 
Thanks Richard!
My pleasure :^).

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