Despite the drought, there has still been a lot of insect activity. For some it even helped them. PJ Liesch, the director of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab and state entomologist, also known as the Wisconsin Bug guy, says several insects stand out at the moment including Asian lady beetles, box elder bugs, and grasshoppers. But first he talks about another busy insect. Yellowjackets.
“It's important to note that these insects are often mistaken for ground bees, but they are actually ground-nesting yellow jackets,” explains Liesch.