Insects and Spiders - native

Dolichovespula maculata on Sep 7, 2020

Originally reported as Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

this was almost 2 inches long. Inside plastic she the picture is lighter than what i saw
It was a brighter yellow.

Commentary

This is a bald faced hornet (which is a wasp not a true hornet and no relation to the asian giant hornet) which is native. See this fact sheet to differentiate other species with asian giant hornet: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Documents/forestbenefits/asian-giant-hornet-2.pdf

Christine Buhl
Sept. 14, 2020, 10:32 a.m.