What do yellow jackets look like?
- Size: 1/2 in.
- Color: Black and yellow striped
- Body Structure: Head, thorax, abdomen, stinger, and body-length wings
Characteristics of yellow jackets
Yellow jackets are social insects living in colonies. Colonies are comprised of sterile female workers, males, and fertile females that mate with males in the fall to become yellow jacket queens. Fertilized queens hibernate through the winter, whereas males and workers die as the weather turns colder.
When are yellow jackets most active?
What does a yellow jacket nest look like?
Yellow jacket nests aren't always easy to spot because they are often partly concealed. That said, nests are built out a paper-like material made from chewed wood fibers mixed with their saliva.
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