|ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Yellow Jacket - Vespula spp
Bright yellow and black markings, no hair. Nests in holes in the ground,
cavities in walls, etc, 500-5,000 workers/colony. Scavenges on food: the
"picnic pest." It can sting several times with its smooth stinger.
Can cause dangerous stings in the throat if swallowed after it has invaded a soda
can or bottle.
Photographs courtesy of Bob Matthews PhD (left) and Roger Akre PhD
Pictures of Yellowjackets and Hornets from bugguide.net