Dark paper wasps (Polistes fuscatus) are often found around human habitats, though they prefer wooded areas and savannas.
Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) belongs to the Vespidae family and is a species of yellow jacket wasp.
European paper wasps (Polistes dominula) are common wasps with a diverse diet, which includes caterpillars.
The great black digger wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus) can grow to 1.4 inches (35mm) in length with the larvae eating live insects that the female carries into the nest.
Eastern yellowjackets (Vespula maculifrons) are considered pests as they tend to nest in recreational areas and buildings.
The common aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) is often called the sandhill hornet or common yellow hornet.
The Eastern cicada killer wasp (Sphecius speciosus) is the largest wasp in Michigan, also known as the cicada hawk.
The great golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) is not an aggressive wasp species. They will mind their own business, as long as you leave them alone.
Acorn plum galls (Amphibolips quercusjuglans) are reflective in coloration, along with the growth they create on an oak tree.
The yellow-legged mud dauber wasp (Sceliphron caementarium) is also known as the black and yellow mud dauber.