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Photo#817304
Parasitic Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arctica

Parasitic Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arctica
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
August 3, 2013

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Parasitic Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arctica Parasitic Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arctica Parasitic Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arctica

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Moved from ID Request.

Possibly
Dolichovespula maculata - Bald-faced Hornet or
Dolichovespula arctica -Parasitic Yellowjacket

 
Second possibility (i.e. Dolichovespula arctica)...
is the correct one.
This parasitic species is all too often mistaken for the very similar Blackjacket, especially in the male gender (this one individual is a male).
It would be nice is somebody with editor status would relocate these very good pics into the species'page, rather than they end up in the Frass.

 
thanks for confirming!
I'll move to the proper page

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