Is this a Bald-faced Hornet - Vespula maculata? - Dolichovespula albida
Calgary/Weaselhead flats, Alberta, Canada
May 15, 2008
I came upon this insect by accident while doing a close-up of a Pussy Willow flower. He literally almost filled my viewfinder. Unfortunately I was not able to get a head-on shot of the insect. I think it is a Bald-faced Hornet from its coloring but the white rings on his lower abdomen are rather thin compared to other pictures I have seen. Could someone please confirm my ID?
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