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Eastern Yellowjacket

Vespula maculifrons


a common predatory wasp, black and bright yellow


nests in the ground.


this one had killed an earth worm and was apparently eating it slowly.

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Eastern Yellowjacket
Vespula maculifrons

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Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Nice spot. This is an Eastern Yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons). Adults feed on nectar & other liquids, so what you see here is an adult chewing up pieces of the prey that will be taken back to the colony to feed to the young :)

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Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 20, 2012

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