Gigli’s Photo of the Week

Photography by Rich Gigli

Yellowjacket and Sunflower

The Eastern yellow jacket or Eastern yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons) is a wasp found in eastern North America and throughout the Great Plains region of the United States. This yellow jacket is a social insect, living in colonies of hundreds to thousands of individuals.  Their nests are usually in the ground. Adult wasps only consume liquid foods. Most of their food is nectar from flowers, juices of fruit, and other sweet things. Since they are attracted to sugar sources, they may be attracted to soft drinks or other foods that are consumed by humans. (Wikipedia)

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One Response to “Gigli’s Photo of the Week”

  1. LeeAgain Says:

    Absolutely beautiful photo. You’ve made the yellowjacket – a terror to many – a thing of beauty.

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