The Bald Faced Hornet is a species of yellowjacket wasp. It is known by many colloquial names, including white-faced hornet, blackjacket, white-tailed hornet, spruce wasp, and bull wasp. As a species of yellowjacket wasp, it is not a true hornet, which are in the genus Vespa. The bald-faced hornet is distributed throughout the United States and southern Canada. This individual was photographed in Southern Quebec.