Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania

Wasp family resident

I'm not sure whether this is a hornet or a yellow jacket. What I do know is only females sting!

Yellow Jackets and Hornets are both in the wasp family of insects
(Order - Hymenoptera).

Hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and bees are important pollinators.

I see these insects lurking around my milkweeds all the time. I do not know why.

Perhaps they are collecting material to make their papery nests.

Fact: Scientists who study insects are called entomologists.

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Investigating Interesting Insects hunt

What Bugs You - elementary insect hunt activity

wasp family member on milkweed leaf

Observation - Science skills builders: Nest | Bush | Larvae

Pick the Pollinator at PBS

Uninvited guest | Migratory Pollinators | Copycat


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