Cicada killer wasps have a black body with yellow marks across the thorax
and abdomen. They have a large stinger, and the sting can be very painful.
Paper wasps are reddish-orange to dark brown or black in color. They have
yellowish markings on the abdomen. Paper wasps are long and slender with
a narrow waist.
There are several species of yellowjackets. These flying insects typically have
a yellow and black head/face and patterned abdomen. Many say, the pattern
resembles stripes. Signature to species, the abdomen pattern can help an
entomologist or pest professional identify specific types of yellowjackets.
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