Insects and Spiders - native

Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) on Sep 30, 2023

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Possible murder hornet, 1" in long, large wing span, very large abdomin.


Thank you for your report! That is our native Bald-faced hornet. They can be aggressive if a nest is disturbed, but they're not honeybee killers like the true hornets.

Tom Valente
Oct. 3, 2023, 2:37 a.m.