Baldfaced Hornet

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Scientific name: Dolichovespula maculata (Linnaeus)
(Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Facts: Baldfaced hornets are often confused with a number of other wasps that make paper nests. Other types of wasps and even bees also produce confusion. Correct identification to species requires an expert.

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