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Thank you, gratography, mauna, and maplemoth662! This was a beautiful nest I found on a hiking trail near my son's house. Wish I could have seen some of the wasps, as well. Thanks, everyone!
There are a least three differen aerial wasps or yellowjacketts found in Illinois. The name aerial applies to the type of nest they build, i.e., in the trees rather than in the ground.The Bald-faced hornet is the most common species across the United States. However, without seeing any of the wasps on the nest, it's hard to tell. All the other aerial yellowjackets actually have yellow bodies.https://greennature.com/yellowjacket-pic...
It’s a bald-faced hornet’s (Dolichovespula maculata) nest!
A very pretty wasps nest....
Spotted on Jul 27, 2018 Submitted on Jul 27, 2018
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