Yellow Jacket Info A common name for predatory wasps in North America, the yellow jacket is part of the Vespula and Dolichovespula members of the insect family. They get their name from their yellow and black striped bodies. Like many predatory wasps, yellow jackets are aggressive colony defenders and will typically only sting when their… Read More


European Paper Wasp Info A species not found in the United States before 1981, the European paper wasp is native to countries around the Mediterranean as well as southern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and China. One of the most successful colonizing insects, it has increased its distribution across the United States greatly during the… Read More


Horntail Wasp Info Horntail, or wood wasps are best known for their wood-boring behavior that they exhibit while building their nests. Horntails are found throughout the United States, but are most commonly found in the Pacific Northwest in Washington, Oregon, and California. Although a member of the wasp family, horntail wasps do not bite or… Read More