Eastern yellow jackets (Vespula maculifrons) are wasps found in eastern North America. Yellow jacket is a social insect, living in colonies of hundreds to thousands of individuals. Along with their subfamily, Vespinae, this species demonstrates supportive parental care for offspring, separation of reproductive and sterile castes, and overlapping generations. They aggressively defend their nests which are made out of wood they've chewed up into a pulp. When dry, this pulp becomes a paper-like substance.
Description: 6x5" Glass cloche entomology display with glass base. 1 insect mounted on brass over preserved black reindeer moss and 2 yellow jacket nests.