Hymenoptera (Beneficial Predators):
Paper Wasp (Polistes):
Predators of caterpillars. Size about 1/2" - 1" (12 - 25 mm) long. The wasp
stings the caterpillar which paralyzes it and then it places it in it's nest for food for
the developing wasp larvae.
Yellow Jacket Wasp:
Predators. Abdomen is banded black and yellow. Females sting and all can be a pest
around garbage. Female overwinters in a nest.
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