General Info: Hornets are the largest type of wasps. They construct paper-like nests similar to other wasps, but they cover each layer of the nest so that it is completely enclosed except for one entry hole. Hornets have a more painful sting than wasps, but a single sting is only fatal to allergic victims.
- Length: 3/4″ – 1 3/8″
- Region Found: Throughout the United States
- Residential Location: They are found in a variety of areas similar to those of paper wasps.
- Random/Interesting Fact: When hornets sting or are threatened, they emit a pheromone that can mobilize the rest of the colony to attack or defend.
- Identification: These are much bigger than normal wasps. Patterns are black and white, or brown and yellow.