Southern yellow jacket

6332  This insect is from a very large nest (6′ x 3′) in a tree in Sarasota Florida. I think it may be a Paper Wasp but the photos of various wasps and hornets look a lot alike. Many thanks. From United States.

Number 6332 This looks like a southern yellow jacket, Vespula squamosa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). These usually nest underground or in cavities, but occasionally have been known to construct very large aerial nests. Click here for more detailed information.