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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Bee Impostors

Wasps, hornets, and bees are all are similar in appearance to most people but there are significant biological differences between these groups. Typically, wasps and hornets feed on other insects but will supplement their diet with nectar and pollen. There are several thousand wasps that are native to North America. At present, there is only 1 species of hornet (the European hornet) present although many wasps are mistakenly called hornets. This page lists a few wasps that homeowners are most likely to encounter.

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