Dec 21, 2011 · What is the difference between Yellow Jacket and Wasp? • Yellow jackets are restricted to two genera only, whereas wasps in general consist of many genera. • Wasps are comparatively larger than yellow jackets. • The colouration of yellow jackets is much like honeybees, while not all the wasps do have such colouration pattern. • Wasps are primarily parasitic while yellow jackets are predatory.

Difficult to distinguish from a yellow jacket, this is most likely a European paper wasp — a yellow jacket probably would have stung me before I could take the photo. Like the yellow jacket, it has a smooth, bright yellow and black body with a well-defined waist and thin legs. All photos by Suzanne DeJohn. Feb 20, 2019 · Raising your own bees is a fulfilling and enjoyable past time, but outside pests can ruin your day. If you find yourself in a heated battle of beekeeper vs. yellow jacket vs. hornet, it's vital that you can tell the difference between the two so that you know what you're up against. You can't defeat an enemy if you don't know what the enemy is.