This gallery contains 7 photos.
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
This gallery contains 6 photos.
While walking along the Little Truckee River (CA) I noticed a large common aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) nest 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