Conversely, a sting from a â€œ1â€ such as a sweat bee (many Ohio species), is stated to be â€œLight, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm.â€ A handful of insects rated as 2 or 3 in Schmidt's pain index are commonly found in Ohio.
Yellowjacket Wasp. Yellowjacket wasps (Vespula sp.) are found throughout Ohio and all of North America. The commonly seen workers are .5 inches long and blocky with alternating black and yellow bands on their abdomens. Queens are larger at .75 inches.
HMM My first thought when I read wooded area and they were large was wood bee also called carpenter bees but they look more like a bumble .
I'm contacting you in hopes that you can help me identify a large, yellowjacket-