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Vespa crabro queen? - Vespa crabro - male

Vespa crabro queen? - Vespa crabro - Male
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
October 18, 2012
Size: 1 1/4 inches
I found this buzzing around my porch light. I am pretty certain it's a Vespa crabro (European hornet). It's about 1 1/2 inches long. I am wondering if it could be the queen of the group?

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Male
The long antennae suggest to me that its a male, but I'm not an expert.

 
You are correct. this is a ma
You are correct. this is a male

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