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Common Aerial Yellowjacket - worker - Dolichovespula arenaria - female

Common Aerial Yellowjacket - worker - Dolichovespula arenaria - Female
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
June 1, 2005
I would like to know (and I'm never right) if this is a Sandills Hornet. It was eating the resin that was coming out of a rail on the fence.

Yellowjacket
Did you get your ID out of an Audubon Field Guide? In mine it says Sandhills hornet, but I don't think the guide is very accurate. I found it on this web site as a Aerial Yellowjacket. Click here to see what you think.

 
Sandhills Hornet
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Wasp
Yes that is the guide I used and it says Sandills hornet. Thanks for letting me know.

 
Both names apply.
The "Sandhills hornet" is a bit of a misnomer because this species is not a true hornet. So, "aerial yellowjacket" is the preferred common name, a reference to their above-ground nests.

 
Sandhills
Thanks for letting me know about these names, I/ve been confused with them for a while now.

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