The wasps are flying insects belonging to the Hymenoptera order and the Apocrita suborder; Present around the world. They differ from bees by the very thin "waist" that separates the abdomen from the thorax. It is commonly known for the danger of its sting and for the temerity it produces in humans and animals. The wasp is present in practically the whole world. Their habitats are very varied, but they usually prefer sunny sites to build their nests. These are located in mounds next to walls, under floors or eaves of houses, in trees, on plants, riverbanks and underground holes.

Types of common wasp in new jersey

Yellow jackets are extremely social and live together in very large colonies. Their faces and heads are a combination of black and yellow colors, and their bodies have a clear, yellow-and-black-striped pattern on them.


Hornets are typically black and white or brownish-red in color. They are predators and feed on other insects. Hornets have the potential to become very aggressive when they feel disturbed or threatened.


Carpenter bees are an example of a solitary species of stinging insect. They have smooth, shiny abdomens that are completely black. Adults are large in size, and are black and yellow in color.


Paper wasps are like yellow jackets, just on a smaller scale. They’re social just not as social as yellow jackets, their colonies are smaller in number and they’re not as aggressive.  They are beneficial because they assist in pollination and they should be considered dangerous because their venom is strong enough to cause severe allergic reactions.


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