This is a hornet gathering wood fibers from an old shed in our yard in Lancaster county, Pa. Every summer, they come to eat! There are usually 3 to 4 there at any given time. The cool thing is you can hear the scraping noise as they gather wood fibers. They don’t even mind if we get close- they’re too focused on their job. Enjoy the photo- we sure enjoy the website!
Nice photo. As a point of clarification, Bald Faced Hornets do not eat wood. They feed on nectar, fruit and other insects. Pre-chewed insects are fed to the larvae. They are gathering wood to chew into pulp for their nest.