Wasp? Hornet? Yellow Jacket? It ended up in my W.H.Y. trap.. that I put it right over where a nest has been in the past. (Electrical green box in the center of the yard. Previous journal entries have shown the location).
Watering plants yesterday. Hot as hell in Colorado. The L. Flavus have moved into the Lavender bush which has got 6 bees on it at anytime. Also noticing some sweat bees. Insects. Anyways..
Noticed this giant beaster in one of the two traps. Normally I wouldn't think much about it but it was the biggest one I've seen in awhile. And I thought of TC and how he'd be able to tell me what it was... so I took a picture. Didn't measure length. Fairly certain it'll be dead today after baking in 95 degrees all day.
So while I don't know if its actually a queen or not ... Is someone able to educate me on what this is and ways I can know in the future?