Yellowjacket wasps

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in blog, Nature, Taiwan | No Comments
  • SumoMe
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Yellowjacket wasps on tree (crop)

 

We were out for a walk on a trail system called the 六義山步道  above Nanhua Dam on the border of Tainan and Kaohsiung when my wife spotted this Yellowjacket congregation on the side of a tree. These wasps aren’t as dangerous as the hornets we usually see on our land in Namasia, but I let my kids walk on before I took these photographs.

Just in case they got angry.

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Yellowjacket wasps swarm on tree (full)

 

None of the photos are tack sharp because I was hand holding my 105mm in shade.

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Yellowjacket wasps swarm on tree

 

Yellow jackets can sting multiple times because their stingers aren’t barbed like a bees stingers are.

Yellow jacket
Yellowjacket wasps swarm on tree

 

Hornets can be very dangerous. I stay as far away from them as I can. Some that fly around our land in Namasia are as big as my pinky finger and seem barely able to keep airborne with huge abdomens and legs that they drag along behind them.

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