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The baldfaced hornet gets its name from the ivory-white markings on the face. The thorax, legs and abdomen also have white markings. The queen and her offspring range in size from 13 mm to 20 mm – the queen is usually the largest hornet in the colony.
The baldfaced hornet is found in most of the 48 contiguous states, and throughout Canada and in is even seen in Alaska.
These shots were made at less then 5 feet (150 centimeters) This is NOT RECOMMENDED, THIS IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS AS THESE HORNETS ARE HIGHLY AGGRESSIVE AND WILL PROTECT THEIR NEST. I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT APPROACH A NEST. PLEASE NOTE THE ONE WASP WITH ITS FRONT LEGS EXTENDED, THIS WASP WAS LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE TO ATTACK. ( PHOTO #1 ) Please be careful when viewing a nest and do so from a distance. Photographed for education information. Please view all 5 photos and leave a wasps nest alone.
Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012
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