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Giant Wasp - Dolichovespula maculata - female

Giant Wasp - Dolichovespula maculata - Female
Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California, USA
May 2, 2008
Another shot of the large wasp.

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Giant Wasp - Dolichovespula maculata - female Giant Wasp - Dolichovespula maculata - female

giant wasp
This is a bald faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata). Was this picture taken in the spring? It appears to be a queen starting to build a new nest.

 
Re: giant wasp
Yeah, this photo was taken earlier this year... I accidentally broke open the log and the wasp quickly crawled out.

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