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Also known as white-faced hornets. They build large paper nests which can be low to the ground or high in trees. This species is known for it's aggression, and females will sting repeatedly to drive threats away from the nest, even with little provocation. Nests are abandoned in winter.
We have a few of these nests in the area. One was recently torn to shreds by an unknown animal. This one is right on the side of the road.
Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012