Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket



Yellow jackets are wasps that can be identified by their black and yellow body segments and small size. Often they are mistaken for bees but their bodies don't have as much hair or rounded abdomen.
Yellow jackets are known to be aggressive when it comes to their colonies, but otherwise are not quick to sting. But if they feel threaten enough, yellow jackets have a painful sting and are capable of stinging multiple times and just like bees, their stings may induce severe allergic reactions in some people.


Yellow jackets are social and live in colonies that may have thousands of insects at a time. Many yellow jackets are ground nesters and can be found at the base of trees, along railroad ties, bottom of fences, or cracks in the sidewalk.

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