Bald-faced hornets

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.

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  1. Susan Miller says:

    Thank you for the advice and info about this Bald faces wasp.
    I appreciate this and this has relaxed my fears and having a possible problem
    Susan Miller

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