Many kinds of insects are preyed upon by the bald-faced hornet. Because they are so widespread, the main staple of their diet can depend on the region they reside in. Bald-faced hornets scavenge for their food, bringing back anything from insects and spiders, to pieces of fruit and meat (Resh and Carde. 2003). They are also known to drink the nectar from flowers such as the Goldenrod, and the Virginia Rose (Moran. 2012).


These hornets also feed their larvae pre-chewed insects while they grow in the nest. However, larvae are mainly fed nectar of plants or over-ripe fruits, while the adults are mostly carnivorous (Drees and Jackman. 1999).