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hornets' nest

Dolichovespula maculata

Description:

Football sized and shaped nest of a hornet variously called the bald-faced hornet, white-faced hornet, white-tailed hornet, blackjacket or bull wasp.

Habitat:

Temperate deciduous woodland in the eastern Appalachian piedmont.

Notes:

Spotted hanging in a tree near a small stream. Images are scans of 35mm color slides. Date is notional, but accurate within a week either way.

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Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 1988
Submitted on Jun 30, 2014

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