Wasp family resident
I'm not sure whether this is a hornet or a yellow
jacket. What I do know is only females sting!
Yellow Jackets and Hornets are both in the wasp
family of insects
(Order - Hymenoptera).
Hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and bees are important pollinators.
I see these insects lurking around my milkweeds
all the time. I do not know why.
Perhaps they are collecting material
to make their papery nests.
Fact: Scientists who study insects are called
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Investigating Interesting Insects hunt
What Bugs You - elementary insect hunt activity