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Eastern yellow jacket

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Small yellow and black wasps. The hive was about as big as a basketball.


This tree hive is located in Blairsville, GA. The nest appears menacing, like an old mummified face without eyes. It is actually very beautiful, and a wonderful feat of ingenuity. The wasps were very active throughout the day.


Side note: I went into an antique store the same day I took this and saw an empty hive for sale.

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maplemoth662 3 years ago

un hermoso nido....

Ava T-B
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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 17, 2015
Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

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