Queen yellow Jacket
I looked and you don’t have a pic of a Queen Yellow Jacket, well here she Is she has been visiting for about a week now since the weather has been consistantly warm. I have been feeding her and any bugs that come along on my deck were I leave maple syrup,strawberry jam meat products and a dish of water. I get a pretty good turn out! lol Also this Is Naugatuck,Connecticut taken on 5/11/08. Enjoy,
Your photo is a near perfect match to one posted to BugGuide of an Eastern Yellow Jacket queen, Vespula maculifrons.