bald-faced hornet

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English[edit]

A bald-faced hornet seen from the front. Gaspésie, Quebec.

Noun[edit]

bald-faced hornet (plural bald-faced hornets)

  1. A species of North American yellowjacket distinguished by its black and white coloration with white marks on the face and by its hornet-like aerial nests, Dolichovespula maculata.