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Bald-faced Hornet

Dolichovespula maculata

Description:

This black and white social wasp often builds its paper nests high in trees, but occasionally lower. Colonies can number in the thousands.

Habitat:

Eastern deciduous forests.

Notes:

Although they often build their nests high in trees, I've found them in shrubs within a foot of the ground.

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Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

Spotted for mission

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