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Critters Yellow jacket numbers at peak 

The Biloxi Sun Herald - Oct 06 1:13 AM
Now is the time of the year when yellow jacket numbers are at their largest. Couple that with our taking advantage of the cool, clear weather to work and play outdoors, and that makes their presence more than noticeable.

Ex-cons get sweet chance - as beekeepers 
AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 08 9:19 AM
Before heading into the yard to work, Tony Smith pulls over his head a white hooded jacket with stiff veiled netting that protects his face. He tugs yellow leather gloves beyond his wrists and makes sure his pants cover the tops of his tennis shoes.

BHSU's Woodruff, Hansen win titles in final home meet 
Rapid City Journal - Oct 08 10:21 PM
SPEARFISH - Black Hills State University seniors Liz Woodruff and James Hansen made their final home meet a memorable one, as the duo won race titles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Spearfish Canyon Golf Course.

Tyred and tested 
Sunday Herald - Oct 07 4:09 PM
Fernando Alonso sat hunched, elbows on the table inside the team’s extravagant motorhome, yellow and blue corporate baseball cap pulled down over his flowing hair, warm and padded Renault jacket smothered in advertising logos half zipped against the Japanese chill, and stared: nowhere in particular, but behind the gaze you knew he was assessing whether his world championship aspirations had




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A European yellowjacket wasp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Endopterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Vespinae
Genus: Vespula or yello jacket yellow jackets Dolichovespula'
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Yellowjackets are black-and-yellow wasps of the genus Vespula or Dolichovespula (some yellow jacket stings can be black-and-white, the most notable of these being the yellow jacket sting bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata). They yellow jacket nest can be identified by their distinctive combination of black-and-yellow color, small size (slightly larger than a bee), and entirely black antennae.


  • 1 Lifecycle
  • 2 Notable yellow jacket insect Species
  • 3 Nest
  • 4 See georgia tech yellow jackets also


Like some other vespids, they live in colonies and build globular yellow jacket traps paper nests. Workers are around 12-20 mm in length, depending on species, and feed on nectar, while collecting other yellow jackets bees foods (primarily arthropods) for their larvae. They can sting repeatedly how to kill yellow jackets and without apparent provocation, and so can be major pestscitation needed]. They will sting in getting rid of yellow jackets order to defend their nestcitation needed]. In autumn, they switch kill yellow jackets from collecting arthropods and nectar to scavenging other food sources, which can increase their contact with people.citation needed]

Notable Species

European yellowjackets (the German yellow jacket nests wasp, Vespula germanica and the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris) were originally native to Europe, but yellow jackets sting treatment are now established in North America, southern Africa, New Zealand, and eastern Australia.

Bald-faced hornets, georgia tech yellow jacket Dolichovespula maculata, belongs among the yellowjackets rather than the true hornets, but is yellow jacket bees not usually considered yellow jacket bites one because of its ivory-on-black coloration.


  • Dolichovespula species (for example the aerial yellowjacket Dolichovespula arenaria and yellow jacket sting treatment the bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata) tend to create exposed aerial nests (a feature shared with true hornets, which yellow jacket electric fence has led to some confusion as yellow jackets raid to the use of the name "hornet").
  • Vespula species, in contrast, build concealed nests, usually underground.

Yellowjacket nests usually last for multiple yellow jacket stings only one season, dying off in winter. The killing yellow jackets nest is started by a single queen, called the foundress, and typically can reach the size of a basketball by yellow jacket killer the end of the seasoncitation needed]. In parts of Australia , New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and southwestern coastal areas of the United States, the winters are how to kill a yellow jacket nest mild enough to allow nest overwintering. Nests that survive multiple seasons wayne yellow jacket extruder become massive and often possess multiple egg-laying yellow jacket sting remedy queens[1].

See also

  • German wasp, Vespula germanica
  • Common wasp, Vespula vulgaris
  • biocontrol
  • Volucella pellucens
  • Schmidt Sting Pain Index
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