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Photo#536803
Dolichovespula? - Dolichovespula maculata

Dolichovespula? - Dolichovespula maculata
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 20, 2011
Found hanging under the pool deck.
Looks like it was collecting bug meat.
Had trouble with a positive ID because this individual has a thicker black vertical stripe on its face than other photos I've seen here on the Guide of Dolichovespula arenaria. Also, yellow jackets are, well, YELLOW...this one was more white

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Moved from ID Request.

Maybe...
Dolichovespula maculata - Baldfaced Hornet?

 
Yes
D. maculata is certainly correct

 
Great!
It pays to keep looking in the Guide!
:)

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