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Black Wasp

Sphex pensylvanicus


Looks very scary and couldn’t see any yellow.


In hives they made themselves


Kind of weird to see one in November but it was somewhat hot.

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Bald-faced hornet
Dolichovespula maculata Bald-faced hornet - Wikipedia

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Sphex pensylvanicus Is a digger wasp that makes underground nests. Your spotting is of bald-faced hornets and a gigantic nest. Don’t get too close to these because they will come out and vigorously defend their territory. Nice spotting!

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Maryland, USA

Spotted on Nov 17, 2017
Submitted on Jan 10, 2018

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