The Dark Paper Wasp (Polistes Fuscatus) is common through Eastern and Northern US. It’s also found in Ohio.
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.
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.
The European Paper Wasp (Polistes Dominula) lives in all types of woodland, grassland, and man-made structures.
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.
This wasp species (Eremnophila Aureonotata) can be recognized by its black body. It has a thin body that is even thinner towards the abdomen.
Part of the Vespidae family, the Fraternal Potter Wasp (Eumenes Fraternus) can be confused with the Gold-marked Thread-waisted Wasp.
This species (Monobia Quadridens) is mostly seen in tunnels and the abandoned nests of mud daubers or of other wasps.
This (Polistes Metricus) is a distinct type of wasp known for living in shrubs and even building nests attached to buildings.
This wasp (Scolia Dubia) is not generally known for stinging humans. It’s known for its ability to dig looking for grubs.