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Mosquitoes, Wasps & Bees

Mosquito
Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are long-legged, with a slender body and have two wings. Their wings are narrow, about 1/8” to ¼” long. When the mosquito isn’t flying, these wings lay flat on their backs. Their head is rounded and has a long slender mouth part that sucks blood from its victim.

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Red Wasp
Red Wasp

The Red Wasp is one of many different social wasps referred to as paper wasps. This particular species has a red or rust colored body with smoky brown to black wings. They are approximately 12” to 114” in length and have slender bodies with long legs that dangle below their bodies. These wasps have a very long stinger at the end of their abdomens. They have a distinctive head with chewing mouth parts, short elbowed antennae and large eyes. Their sting can be very painful.

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Hornet

Ranges in size from ½ to ¾ inch. They are yellow and black in color. Hornets are very aggressive with a stinger at the base of its abdomen. They live in hollow nest made of tree bark.

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Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

Can vary in size from ½” to 1 inch. They have a hairy abdomen with yellow spots or markings on the abdomen.


Honey Bee
Honey Bee

Ranges from ½” to 5/8” in length. They have well developed heads with two short antennae, and large eyes. They are covered with fine hair, fuzzy yellow-brown to black in color. They have two pair of wings, one shorter then the other. The workers have a stinger at the end of their abdomen.

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Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket

Is approx. ½” long with clear wings. Their body is black with yellow markings on their head, thorax, and abdomen. Their body is smooth with no hair.


Dirt Dauber
Dirt Dauber

Is approx. 1” to 1/14” long. Their color is yellow and black or a brownish-yellow and black. They are long and slender wasps with thread like waist. They build their nest our of mud. They are not aggressive but can sting. Their mud nest are an eye sore around front and back porches. They can stop up mufflers and can cause damage to electrical boxes.