Beware my sting.
Yellowjacket or Yellow jacket
- North American predatory social wasps
- Members of these genera are known simply as “wasps” in other English-speaking countries
- Most of these are black and yellow like the eastern yellowjacket
- They can be identified by their distinctive markings, their occurrence only in colonies, and a characteristic, rapid, side-to-side flight pattern prior to landing
- All females are capable of stinging
- Yellowjackets are important predators of pest insects