posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 08:25 PM
Here's another picture, next to a ruler:
Thankfully, I've never seen one and hope it stays that way!!!!!
Someone early on in this thread said yellowjackets are more prolific at this time of year and that is why they are nastier.
Actually, ONLY the queen survivies the winter.
So, she must start the colony new each spring. The numbers are obviously quite small in the begiining of the warm weather. So, they may be just as
masty but so few in number no one notices.
But September and October, the numbers are HUGE. You runa a much better chance to eno#er one and get stung. And, they will follow you around...I
guess looking for food. It's best not to wear fragrance in the warm months as it WILL attract them. They are easily antagonized. And, I think
I've heard that killing one will release a pheronome that calls others to the scene.