Dolichovespula maculata


Photograph by Kevin Klein.

Photography contest, Honorable mention.


Dolichovespula maculata–Bald-faced hornet larvae.


Kevin, were the workers unhappy with you when you took this picture? Where was the nest? There’s probably a story here…

The workers had already been “neutralized” due to the nest’s proximity to my patio. This picture was taken after the nest was cut down.

We left the nest on the picnic table out back and by the next morning nothing was left. Some critter, probably a raccoon, enjoyed himself a nice meal of yummy larvae nuggets.

I am VERY impressed by the quality of ALL the photos, not just the prize winners.

Is it true that these insects lay down to take a nap or is that a Bald-Faced lie?!

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