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European Paper Wasp

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Paper wasps, like the common aerial yellowjacket I recently mentioned, gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, mix the fibers with saliva and build water-resistant nests from this material. Unlike the yellowjacket, which builds closed nests, paper wasps build … Continue reading

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Common Aerial Yellowjacket

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While walking along the Little Truckee River (CA) I noticed a large common aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria)┬ánest built near the ground in some shrubs. Yellowjackets are the common name given to wasps in the Vespa and Dolichovespula genera. These predatory … Continue reading

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