Location: San antonio, tx
December 19, 2015 6:48 am
We found this colorful insect under a tarp. We did some research and think maybe a hornet but im not sure. I have never seen one like this before.
Signature: S. Mainka
Dear S. Mainka,
This sure looks like a Queen Southern Yellowjacket, Vespula squamosa, based on this BugGuide image. Since it is December and you found her under a tarp, we believe she was settling in for winter hibernation.