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Some common types of hornets are European hornets, yellow jackets and bald faced hornets. There are more than 20 species of hornets. The majority of them are stinging insects. More »

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Identify hornets through coloration, size and types of nests. Common types of hornets include baldfaced, European and mud daubers. Baldfaced hornets are predominantly black in color with a white face. They build paper ne... More »

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The three primary types of vespid wasps are paper wasps, yellowjackets and hornets. These wasps can be differentiated from bees by their lack of body hair and their thinner bodies, but the differences between vespid wasp... More »

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A mason wasp is an insect related to bees and yellow jackets, belonging to a subfamily called Eumeninae. Most are subtropical species; the four-toothed mason wasp is the only one found north of south Texas. More »

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Most yellow jackets are yellow and black, but some are also white and black. Yellow jackets are beneficial because they pollinate plants and eat pests. However, they are aggressive when defending their nests. More »

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Unlike bees, yellow jackets do not consume nectar; instead, they feed on caterpillars and beetle larvae. Yellow jackets also feed on fruits and other sweet foods. More »

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Ground-nesting species of yellow jackets build their nests in protected spaces and often use old rodent burrows for nests. They also may build nests in spaces in the walls or ceilings of homes. Depending on the species, ... More »

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