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I'm assuming for this answer that you are based in the USA, and have read the recent NY times article on "Murder Hornets" Like most wasp species, you are at little risk unless you are disturbing its nest or happen to accidentally cause it to think it is being attacked (e.g. it lands on your side without you knowing and you lower your arm onto it). ...


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Anthidium florentinum is a solitary bee with the right markings on the abdomen. It seems to be holding the abdomen tucked under itself, but the shape of the first two yellow markings is distinctive among bees, wasps, and hoverflies in my book. The male has hairs on the abdomen. A browse through the photos of this species on Wikimedia Commons shows some ...


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