Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet Nest

The Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata), abounds on our five-acre property, nesting in bushes and trees and under the eaves of the house.

Bald-faced Hornets are a kind of white-and-black yellowjackets, a common name for several wasps in the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula.

Distinguishing characteristics include the white and black face and white markings on only the last few abdominal segments. (Compare to Dolichovespula sp. Also, see European Paper Wasp.

All vespid wasps hold their wings folded longitudinally at rest.