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Yellow-trimmed hornet - Vespula maculifrons

Yellow-trimmed hornet - Vespula maculifrons
Soldiers Delight NEA, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
May 18, 2014
This hornet looks like it's halfway between an Eastern Yellowjacket and a European Hornet. The last representative image on BG's Vespinae info page shows an Eastern Yellowjacket queen that looks very close to my hornet. Is that what I've photographed?

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Given the early date in the p
Given the early date in the photograph, yes this does appear to be a queen eastern yellowjacket. A worker of either the european hornet or the eastern yellowjacket would not have hatched this early in the season, so any wasps you see now are queens.

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