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Yellowjackets are black-and-yellow wasps of the genus Vespula or Dolichovespula (some can be black-and-white, the most notable of these being the bald-faced hornet, Dolichovespula maculata). They can be identified by their distinctive combination of black-and-yellow color, small size (slightly larger than a bee), and entirely black antennae. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Vespula spp (Wikipedia)

Among the Vespula species, Vespula vulgaris is the group of yellow jackets that is responsible for causing the greatest proportion of stings.

Yellow jackets (Common wasp) are responsible for inflicting the greatest proportion of stings and have a nasty disposition to sting.

IgE-mediated reactions often present as large local reactions with swelling extending from the sting site. They sometimes include anaphylactic reactions with common symptoms such as urticaria, flushing and angioedema as well as more serious respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms. The reactions can be fatal. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Yellow Jacket (Vespula spp)
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Yellow Jacket

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 黄胡蜂属多个未知种
Synonyms: 小黄蜂;胡蜂;雀蜂;黄蜂;黄马褂;黄胡蜂多个未知种
fr-CA French (Canada) Vespula spp
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Herilane
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Avispa Chaqueta Amarilla (Vespula spp)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Vespula spp
Synonyms: Giallone (Vespula spp)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Vespula spp
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Vespula spp
Synonyms: Оса (Vespula spp)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Vespula spp.
Synonyms: gele wesp
fr-BE French (Belgium) Vespula spp