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Bald-faced Hornet

Dolichovespula maculata


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


Eastern deciduous forests.


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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Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

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

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