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Yellow jackets - Vespula spp.

Length
10 – 16mm

Color
Abdomen banded with yellow and black

Biology
Overwintering queen builds nest in spring. Nests consist of a number of rounded paper comb. They contain 300 – 12000 cells.

Sting
Repeatedly

Habitat
Nest in the garages, shrubs, sheds, houses, ground, etc.

Food
Insects and fruits.

Golden Paper wasps - Polistes fuscatus aurifer

Length
16- 20 mm

Color
Abdomen bright yellow

Biology
Overwintering queens build nests in spring. Nests consist of a single layer of paper like comb. They contain 150-200 cells.

Sting
Readily and repeatedly.

Habitat
Hang their comb nests from twigs and branches of trees and shrubs.

Food
Insects and fruits.