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Yellowjacket? - Dolichovespula maculata

Yellowjacket? - Dolichovespula maculata
Seattle (Ballard), King County, Washington, USA
August 13, 2008
Size: About 1"
The colors in the picture are accurate. Its yellow markings are much lighter than the typical Yellowjacket. Also its about 25%-50% larger than the typical Yellowjacket.

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How about...
Bald-faced Hornet here in the Guide.

Yes, actually.
This is a worker bald-faced "hornet," Dolichovespula maculata. True hornets, genus Vespa, are much larger still, and do not occur in the Pacific Northwest. Nice images.

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