A Southern Yellowjacket Queen

Yellowjackets, often called “bees” as they are similar in size and appearance and both sting, are actually wasps. They have a lance-like stinger with small barbs, and typically sting repeatedly. The venom, like most bee and wasp venoms, is primarily only dangerous to humans if allergic, unless a victim is stung many times.

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A Southern Yellowjacket Queen

Vespula squamosa