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Bald Faced Hornet

Dolichovespula maculata

Notes:

I thought these were hornets, but read they were carnivores? Have to look this one up.

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3 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Glad to help, Mel. Your photos were good for identifying since you have one of the side and one of the back (mostly). It made it an easy search!

Mel Carroll
Mel Carroll 7 years ago

Thanks for the quick id and feedback.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

You were correct. This is a Hornet. They feed on nectar, fruit and insects.

Mel Carroll
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Mel Carroll

Elburn, Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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