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Bald-faced Hornet's Nest

Dolichovespula maculata

Description:

Papery nest about the size of a human head.

Habitat:

Maple tree close to a large marsh of an island.


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13 Comments

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Thank you very much Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 7 months ago

You are on a roll, Greg...well done with the SOTD!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Thank you Brian.

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Congrats Greg on SOTD! Certainly an engineering and architectural marvel. So much could be learned from this one picture alone.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Thank you very much Leuba 馃榾

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 months ago

A beautiful shot of an amazing structure - Congratulations on the SOTD ! Well deserved, Greg.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Thank you very much Ant贸nio.

Great find Greg,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Thank you.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 months ago

Congrats Greg!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 7 months ago

Wow! Thank you rangers & Daniele for SOTD. It is amazing & beautiful the construction that the little guys can do.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations Greg, your Bald-faced Hornet's nest is our Spotting of the Day!

"Our Spotting of the Day is an impressive nest that belongs to Bald-faced Hornets (Dolichovespula maculata)! Found in the USA and southern Canada, the bald-faced hornet is not a true hornet (genus Vespa), but a species of yellowjacket wasp. Bald-faced hornets are best known for building large hanging papery nests which they will defend aggressively. The nest's amazing paper envelope is created by collecting and chewing wood fiber into a paste which is then built into shape. The paper cover hides and protects several suspended combs containing chambers for the hornet's larvae.
This spotting is one of over 8,600 spottings found in our mission "Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture", originally created by Project Noah ranger Ava Torre-Bueno. Check it out! https://buff.ly/2w9DQSW "

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maplemoth662
maplemoth662 7 months ago

A beautiful nest....

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.50, Long: -75.49

Spotted on Aug 18, 2018
Submitted on Aug 19, 2018

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