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Baldfaced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female

Baldfaced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - Female
Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
March 19, 2004
I found this queen overwintering inside a rotting log. She was dazed initially, but warmed up by vibrating her wings and eventually flew off before allowing me to get all the shots I wanted.

Dolichovespula maculata
Nice photo. Thanks to Robin for moving this species to the correct genus classification.