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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 8barlouie, Aug 1, 2020.
Looks like a regular old Yellowjacket to me.
It’s a 2018 Nickel with Tom Jefferson sporting a Dutch Boy do.
Definitely not a buffalo. Not with those stripes and that stinger. The face on the coin does look kind of WASPy, though.
It’s definitely bigger than the garden variety yellow jackets we typically get around here.
Looks more like a 'grievous bodily injury' hornet.
This is from Jefferson's 1990's "Glamour Shot" session.
Nickel for his thoughts?
Cicada killer wasp.
It’s a 3rd degree manslaughter hornet. It was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It may not be a big murder hornet...but that stinger certainly is.
I'm pretty sure if you see a real Murder Hornet, there will be no doubt in your mind. Those things have a 2" long body.
They're something straight out of nightmares.
So if you see a hornet, and you feel you need to ask, IT'S NOT a murder hornet.
I keep around an old Yonex badminton racket strung with thin steel wire for outside encounters. Sure makes short work of any flying ant.
As others have mentioned, Cicada Killer Wasp
They look scary, but are quite docile. They do have an un-nerving habit of circling people as a means of orienting.
I first noticed these in Chicago about 15 years ago. It was night, and I noticed something large digging in the lawn in front of my building. I got a flashlight and totally wigged-out when I saw what it was. They tend to favor freshly edged sidewalks and can make a mess of a yard.
I hate these though . Never knew they existed until one dropped a paralyzed cricket in my lap
I like crickets
Poor cicadas getting lots of ink on TDPRI right now. Zombie fungus, solitary predatory wasps...
If you are worried, tell a Dodger pitcher its the Astro's mascot.
You might be looking at a "bald-faced" hornet.
Larger than yellow jackets and with a meaner temperament. Like a lot meaner.
Looks like a Cicada Killer.