Description. V. germanica workers, all sterile females, are approximately 13 mm (1/2 inch) in length; queens are slightly larger â€“ up to 18 mm.
The Southern Yellowjacket (Vespula squamosa) has both aerial and terrestrial nests. Yellow Jackets found in the ground: The Western Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica) and Eastern Yellow Jackets ( Vespula maculifrons ) make their nests in the ground. Many people refer to yellow jackets as "meat bees."
German Yellow Jacket (Vespula germanica) – introduced species. Due to their size, shape and coloration these wasps are sometimes mistaken for bees.
German Yellowjacket – Vespula germanica – Vespula germanica Vespula germanica. Vespa germanica Fabricius, 1793. (1). Size. 13 mm. Workers 12-15 mm.