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aggressive bee #416339

Asked July 23, 2017, 11:17 PM EDT

What is this aggressive bee? It was nesting in a cinder block wall, very aggressive and when I was stung it left it's stinger and lower abdomen remaining in my scalp. I don't remember seeing this type here before . Mulino, OR.

Ramsey County Oregon

Expert Response

This is not a bee. It is a wasp (most probably a yellow jacket). Wasps are in general more defensive/aggressive. They are common in most of Oregon.
Ramesh Sagili Replied July 27, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT

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