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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

Moved from ID Request.

Dolichovespula maculata - Baldfaced Hornet?

D. maculata is certainly correct

It pays to keep looking in the Guide!

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