Hornets and Wood
Do hornets bore into wood?
True hornets are in the genus Vespa of the family Vespidae, which
includes about 5000 species of wasps. Bald faced hornets and yellow
jackets are the common Vespa hornets of North America, and they do
not bore into wood. Bald faced hornets make "paper" by chewing up
leaves and other plant material, to build large nests in trees.
Yellow jackets build their paper nests in hollows in the ground,
in buildings, and sometimes in holes already found in logs.
Bees and wasps bore into wood, but I couldn't find anything about hornets.
You can keep searching at http://www.google.com
And search for "wood boring hornet"
Searching for “wood boring bees” will yield lots of info web pages
And “wood boring wasps” will also yield lots of into web pages
Here is a site about wood boring wasps:
The most fascinating types of wasps to me is the family of wingless wasps.
They have brilliant colors:
I got this picture of “the velvet ant” that is actually a wingless wasp from this URL:
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Update: June 2012