Western Yellow Jacket (Genus: Vespula Species: pennsylvanica)
Habitat: Live in meadows, usually in fallen stumps near the ground. Can be found throughout North America.
Feeding: Adult yellow jackets feed on nectar and larvae feed on insects that were first chewed by adult yellow jackets.
Relevance to humans: if you threaten their nest they are very aggressive and will sting you multiple times
Picture: yellow_jacket.jpeg (This picture is of a worker yellow jacket feeding.)