#398 Common Aerial Yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria)

07 April 2021

The common aerial yellowjacket lives across Canada and the United States.1 It occurs from northcentral Alaska to as far south as New Mexico and Arizona. D. arenaria is in fact one of the most common aerial yellowjackets found in eastern North America, and nests can be found in arboreal to subterranean habitats. Its nests are made from paper-like material and are usually found in trees and shrubs. In urban settings, nests are frequently found on buildings.

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