Dolichovespula? - Dolichovespula arenaria
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Don't know what to think about this one. I originally thought D. arenaria queen... but there were multiple specimins of this wasp going back and forth carrying sugar water back to the nest. I tried to follow them, but they flew very fast, in a straight line, and close to the ground. A queen would not be doing this behavior, so... what species/ caste is this please? Is it just a plain Arial yellowjacket queen?
TAKEN IN EARLY AUGUST a number of years ago..
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