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Hornets nest with long tube -- second image - Dolichovespula maculata

Hornets nest with long tube -- second image - Dolichovespula maculata
Serpent Mound State Memorial, near Peebles, Ohio, Adams County, southern Ohio County, Ohio, USA
June 3, 2013
Size: unknown; typical wasp
See the previous post for a close up of the wasp. I have never seen a nest like this before, with the long, tubular entrance tunnel. The top looks like a typical "hornets nest", except for being small, which could be simply due to the early season.

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Hornets nest with long tube -- second image - Dolichovespula maculata Hornets Nest with long tubular entrance - Dolichovespula maculata

Moved
Moved from ID Request. This species sometimes has an entrance tube during the stage, but they will get rid of it very soon. The individual in the other photo is a worker

New Construction
This is just the start of the nest. Once a sufficient number of workers reach adulthood, they will expand the nest until it has the characteristic "ball" shape.

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