Yellow Jacket

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I found this dead wasp on the sidewalk in Charlotte at around 2:00pm.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hymenoptera

Family: Vespidae

Fun Fact!

According to Insect Identification, “yellow jackets, particularly females, are extremely aggressive and will sting repeatedly.” (http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Yellow-Jacket)

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