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Bald Faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata

Bald Faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata
Harmony, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
May 8, 2006
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Genus: Dolichovespula (Dolichovespula maculata)
Species: D. maculata

a very beautiful
bald faced hornet queen, D. maculata, adding wood pulp onto the envelope of her nest. nice photo!

 
bald faced hornet
Thanks for the ID - they look a lot like the Paper Wasps.

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