Yellowjackets

Insect

Yellowjackets

Paravespula sp., Vespa sp., Vespula sp.

Vespidae: Hymenoptera


Yellowjackets and other wasps may break open grape berry skins during late summer. Early in the growing season, wasps are mainly predatory, but late in the season they begin to search for sugar, including ripened fruit.

  • Crops Affected: Grapes

    Management

    Destruction of nearby nests is effective but difficult because nests are often underground.