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Aerial yellowjacket
Aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria)
The Aerial yellowjacket is one of the most common yellowjacket wasps in North America. It is a black and yellow wasp with long curved antennae. The head and abdomen are mainly black with some yellow markings; the... Read more >
Baldfaced hornet
Baldfaced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
The Baldfaced hornet is a large black and white North American yellowjacket wasp, but is not a significant pest. Unlike most other yellowjackets which are black and yellow, it is mainly black with white markings on the... Read more >




Forest yellowjacket
Forest yellowjacket (Vespula acadica)
The Forest yellowjacket is a black and yellow wasp. The thorax is mostly black with yellow markings, the abdomen is black with narrow black bands, the antennae are black and legs are yellow. A lot of the males and the... Read more >
Prairie yellowjacket
Prairie yellowjacket (Vespula atropilosa)
The Prairie yellowjacket is a black and yellow North American wasp. The head is yellow with finer black markings; the abdomen is yellow with black bands which are broader in the centre; there are also pairs of black... Read more >
German yellowjacket
German yellowjacket (Vespula germanica)
The German yellowjacket is an introduced pest wasp with bold black and yellow bands. The black bands have arrow-shaped black markings down the centre of the abdomen, and there are pairs of small black spots on the... Read more >
Eastern yellowjacket
Eastern yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons)
The Eastern yellowjacket is one of the most common yellowjacket species in eastern North America. It is a black and yellow wasp with mostly yellow face with fairly fine black lines, black thorax with yellow markings,... Read more >
Western yellowjacket
Western yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica)
The Western yellowjacket is a black and yellow wasp, and a serious insect pest species. The face is mostly yellow with narrow black bands in the centre and black on top of the head; the thorax is black and yellow; the... Read more >
Southern yellowjacket
Southern yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa)
The Southern yellowjacket is a social insect and a pest in urban and suburban areas. Males and workers are black and yellow with prominent black bands on the abdomen; the queen is much larger and has a distinctive... Read more >










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