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Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)

Synonyms: Vespa americana

Wikipedia Abstract

Dolichovespula maculata is a North American insect commonly called the bald-faced hornet (or white-faced hornet or white-tailed hornet). Its well-known features include its hanging paper nests and the females' habit of defending them with repeated stings.
View Wikipedia Record: Dolichovespula maculata

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Actias luna (luna moth)[1]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[1]
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[1]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[1]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[1]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[1]
Malacosoma americana (Eastern tent caterpillar)[1]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[1]
Papilio glaucus (Eastern tiger swallowtail)[1]
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)[1]
Pterophylla camellifolia (common true katydid)[1]
Rosa virginiana (Virginia Rose)[1]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Tuberolachnus salignus[1]

Predators

Anax junius (green darner)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[1]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[1]
Micrathena gracilis (Spined micrathena)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Acer rubrum (red maple)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)[1]
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)[1]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[1]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[1]
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)[1]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[1]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[1]
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)[1]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[1]
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[1]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[1]

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Gusenleitner J., Nov-2011, ZOBODAT: Zoological-Botanical Database (Vespoidea) in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access