FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Bald-faced hornet Dolichovespula maculata

In flight overhead a barrel roll of the dice– lucky for today

The bald-faced hornet, actually a large yellowjacket wasp, bears a white-striped ("bald") face and white markings on a black body. As an omnivore, it consumes other insects and also drinks nectar, thus helping to both control insect populations and aid pollination. Colonies live from spring through fall and construct large paper nests in bushes and trees. Fertilized new queens hibernate to begin anew next spring. Highly territorial, bald-faced hornets attack intruders near their nest and often sting multiple times. The pain of their sting dissipates after 24 hours. If signs of allergic reaction occur, seek immediate medical attention.

Ellen Copeland Maynard the Bald-Faced Hornet Oil on Board 12 x 12 $100


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