Queen wasp

5/6/15.  My husband has just released what we believe is a queen wasp. It was on a blind in our living room. It was about an inch & a half long & very noisy.
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Yesterday I saw a Hornet in the garden. The first sighting was in the day. In the evening I was sitting by the pond at deep twilight & through binoculars could see a Hornet having a drink from a lily pad.
This appears to be a queen Hornet with the head being all yellow behind the eyes, and from the very large size. The next largest queen wasp is that of the Median Wasp which also has brownish wings and markings, but is smaller and always has a dark mark behind the eyes and some yellow on the thorax – as in this photo taken from the internet.
Queen Median Wasp, Dolichovespula media, internet photo

Queen Median Wasp, Dolichovespula media internet photo

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