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Bald-faced Hornet nest

Dolichovespula maculata

Description:

the size of an irregular shaped basketball

Habitat:

urban garden, maple tree beside the fragrance circle beside the rose garden along the parkway

Notes:

A tourist actually pointed this nest out to me. It was one of the largest nests I've seen. The nest has been in around all summer but the hornets never bothered anyone and no other coworkers noticed it.

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4 Comments

msaraann
msaraann 9 years ago

Great photos.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks. You're both right. I had just uploading a spotting of Bald-faced hornets a few days ago and was reading that the females attack repeatedly when defending the nest!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

I agree with p.young! Wouldn't like to accidentally disturb that! :/ Great shot, Dan.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

This is a very big nest!!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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