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unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica - female

unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica - Female
Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
July 23, 2005
Size: about 1 1/4 inches
While taking a shot of a hover fly in some plant I felt a brush along my hand, when I turned I took this shot and backed off from the garden,. When they're getting that close, it's time to quit. coastal region, between ocean, river mouth and scrub pines....(about 150 meters from ocean, maybe 10 or so from the pines, and just up the bank from the river)

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unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica - female unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica unknown yellow jacket... - Vespula pensylvanica - female