6872. I saw this Bald faced Wasp at 7pm in my backyard on June 2, 2020. I have never seen on before in my life. My husband Googled it. I am wondering if I should submit this to you. Midland, Ontario. Canada
Number 6872. Bald-faced hornets, Dolichovespula maculata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) actually are beneficial in that they prey upon insects such as deer flies, horse flies, and caterpillars. As long as you do not disturb their nest, they most likely will leave you alone. They are quite common on our property, and in 20 years of living here, we never have been stung by one. Click here for more detailed information.