While they are similar to other insects in some ways, you can identify a yellow jacket using the insect's size, color and behavior. Yellow jackets are small insects, typically under an inch long. The name derives from th... More »

Wasps are identified by their pointed lower abdomen and slim petiole, or waist, separating the abdomen from the thorax. Over 30,000 species of wasps have been identified, and they make up a large and diverse group of ins... More »

You can identify wasps and hornets by examining the insect's size, markings and colors. Other clues to help differentiate wasps from hornets include the insects' nesting behaviors, living situations and temperaments. More »

The easiest ways to identify bee species are through color, size and by the presence of a pollen basket on the abdomen. Two of the most common bees, the honey bee and bumble bee, share many features. More »

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A bee is an insect, and insects are arthropods. All arthropods have three pairs of legs, exoskeletons and segmented bodies. Honeybees have a special set of legs with pockets to hold pollen as the bee travels to different... More »

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You can identify wasps and hornets by examining the insect's size, markings and colors. Other clues to help differentiate wasps from hornets include the insects' nesting behaviors, living situations and temperaments. More »

Bees are identified based on size, behavior and appearance. For instance, bumble bees and carpenter bees run 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. Bumble bees are black and yellow. Male carpenter bees are black, and females are t... More »

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