1. Dark Paper Wasp

The Dark Paper Wasp (Polistes Fuscatus) is common through Eastern and Northern US. It’s also found in Ohio.

2. Bald-Faced Hornet

The Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula Maculata) is found in Ohio, as in most US states. It’s not a true hornet as it’s a type of Yellowjacket.

3. Eastern Yellowjacket

The Eastern Yellowjacket (Vespula Maculifrons) is has been known for its creativity when it comes to building nests as it can build shelters next to buildings as well as underground.

4. European Paper Wasp

The European Paper Wasp (Polistes Dominula) lives in all types of woodland, grassland, and man-made structures.

5. Great Golden Digger Wasp

This orange and black digger wasp (Sphex Ichneumoneus) is not dangerous to humans. It’s one of the digger wasps known for its efforts of digging soft soil to lay eggs in.

6. Gold-Marked Thread-Waisted Wasp

This wasp species (Eremnophila Aureonotata) can be recognized by its black body. It has a thin body that is even thinner towards the abdomen.

7. Fraternal Potter Wasp

Part of the Vespidae family, the Fraternal Potter Wasp (Eumenes Fraternus) can be confused with the Gold-marked Thread-waisted Wasp.

8. Four-Toothed Mason Wasp

This species (Monobia Quadridens) is mostly seen in tunnels and the abandoned nests of mud daubers or of other wasps.

9. Metric Paper Wasp

This (Polistes Metricus) is a distinct type of wasp known for living in shrubs and even building nests attached to buildings.

10. Blue-Winged Scoliid Wasp

This wasp (Scolia Dubia) is not generally known for stinging humans. It’s known for its ability to dig looking for grubs.