Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bald-faced hornet (Vespula maculata), a type of yellow jacket wasp, uses its mandibles to spread a mixture of wood fibers and saliva to edges of nest in Ohio to expand. These paperlike nests can reach a meter in height and can house hundreds of wasps. These powerful wasps are found throughout North America.

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Bald-faced hornet

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