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Yellowjacket

The yellowjacket is named for its black and yellow coloring. These insects are around ½” long, and a big nuisance. They are social with large colonies, and fly around foraging for food. Although they are a predator of other pests, yellowjackets also will eat food scraps that […]

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Wood Wasp (Horntail)

The wood wasp, or horntail, is named for making its home in trees or for the shape of its abdomen. They are called a wasp because of their resemblance to a wasp, but actually don’t sting. Wood wasps are around an inch long, and mostly black. They […]

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Paper Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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Mason/Potter Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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Mud Dauber Wasp

The mud dauber wasp is named for the way the females construct nests from bits of mud. Their nests are made up of tube shaped chambers, usually attached under eves. These wasps are around ¾” long, mostly black, and depending on the variety have some yellow markings. […]

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Baldfaced Hornet

The baldfaced hornet is named for it’s white face. These hornets are around ¾” long, and are black and white colored. Baldfaced hornets construct the big, lopsided, football-looking paper nests that hang from trees or houses. Unless these nests are located where they are a nuisance, they […]

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Cicada Killer Wasp

The western cicada killer is named for its practice of stinging cicadas (an insect in the aphid family) and bringing them back to their eggs for food. When the larvae hatch out of the eggs, they feed on the cicada as they develop. Western cicada killers are […]

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Africanized Honey (Killer) Bee

The Africanized honey bee is an example of the ill effects of trying to improve on nature. In the 50’s an African queen was brought to Brazil, to try and make a superior honey bee. Colonies of these African bees mated with honey bees, creating the Africanized […]

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Honey Bee

Honey bees are common, and beneficial insects most of the time. They are named for their habit of making honey, which they use as food during parts of the year. Excesses of this honey can be harvested for humans to eat. Honey bees also pollinate the flowers […]

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Carpenter Bee

The carpenter bee got its name from mining wood, similar to carpenter ants. There are several varieties of these bees. The majority of carpenter bees are large, around ¾”, and primarily black with a green or purple sheen to them. Some unique features include a patch of […]

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