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Eastern Yellowjacket

Vespula maculifrons

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4 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Its a vespid wasp--- most likely a "yellow jacket".

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 6 years ago

The antenna lead me to believe that this is a wasp or bee of some kind (not a fly) and the lack of hair rules out bees? This is the source I usually use to identify insects http://www.pbase.com/markb249/iowa_leps and from here I think it's an Eastern yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons).

stho002
stho002 6 years ago

Though in this case, the reference (below) doesn't appear to have it!

Here is a reference you can start with for your spottings: http://www.insectsofiowa.com/

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

Iowa, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2014
Submitted on May 21, 2014

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