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Distribution path and Subregions of North Europe (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - North Europe
Subregions: Baltic region (Baltic States), British Isles (Ireland, United Kingdom), Fennoscandia (Finland), Germany (West Germany), Iceland, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
Taxonomy for Vespidae (Social Wasps) in North Europe
Class
North Europe
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 959 families, 12826 genera, 69417 species
Tree
Subclass
North Europe
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 950 families, 12699 genera, 69236 species
Tree
Infraclass
North Europe
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 841 families, 12348 genera, 68498 species
Tree
Superorder
North Europe
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 496 families, 9802 genera, 60252 species
Tree
Order
North Europe
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 88 families, 2106 genera, 15172 species
Tree
Suborder
North Europe
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 70 families, 1920 genera, 13359 species
Tree
Infraorder
North Europe
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 25 families, 407 genera, 2617 species
Tree
Superfamily
North Europe
Vespoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Vespoid wasps)
 6 families, 81 genera, 372 species
Tree
Family
North Europe
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) (Social Wasps) - Systematics
 38 genera, 188 species
Site
Tree
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Genera395    worldwide
Species11.031    worldwide
Common namesSocial Wasps, Potter Wasps, Yellowjackets, Paper wasps, Hornets, Paper, Potter & Pollen wasps, Wasps, Mason Wasps, Pollen Wasps, Vespid wasps
German namesFaltenwespen, Echte Wespen, Soziale Faltenwespen, Feldwespen
Dutch namesPlooivleugelwespen, Plooivleugel wespen
Danish namesGedehamse, Egentlige hvepse
Finnish namesYhteiskunta-ampiaiset, Ampiaiset
Swedish namesGetingar
Italian namesVespe
AuthorLeach, 1815
Distribution
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America
Africa
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Ecozones:

Palaearctic
Nearctic
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Indo-Australian region
Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic
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Pacific Ocean
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesVespidae in bie.ala.org.au
Vespidae in faunaeur.org
Vespidae in itis.gov
Vespidae in dyntaxa.se
Vespidae in Wikipedia (English)

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Species overview - Checklist for Vespidae in North Europe
Species with ANext  
Alastor atropos (Lepeletier, 1841)Info
Alastor rottensis (Meunier, 1922)Info
Allodynerus delphinalis (Giraud, 1866)Info
Allodynerus floricola (Saussure, 1853)Info
Allodynerus rossii (Lepeletier, 1841)Info
Allovespula rufa -> Vespula rufaInfo
Ancistrocerus antilope (Panzer, 1798)Site
Ancistrocerus auctus (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Ancistrocerus claripennis -> Ancistrocerus quadratusInfo
Ancistrocerus dusmetiolus (Strand, 1914)Info
Ancistrocerus excisa -> Ancistrocerus parietinusInfo
Ancistrocerus gazella (Panzer, 1798)European tube waspSite
Ancistrocerus hibernicus (Bluthgen, 1937)Info
Ancistrocerus ichneumonideus (Ratzeburg, 1844)Info
Ancistrocerus melanocerus (Dalla Torre, 1894)Info
Ancistrocerus nigricornis -> Ancistrocerus melanocerusSite
Ancistrocerus oviventris (Wesmael, 1836)Info
Ancistrocerus oviventris caucasicus (Gusenleitner, 1994)Info
Ancistrocerus oviventris hibernicus (Blüthgen, 1937)Info
Ancistrocerus oviventris oviventris (Wesmael, 1836)Info
Ancistrocerus parietinus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Ancistrocerus parietum (Linnaeus, 1758)Wall Mason WaspInfo
Ancistrocerus pictipes -> Ancistrocerus gazellaInfo
Ancistrocerus quadratus (Panzer, 1799)Info
Ancistrocerus renimacula (Lepeletier, 1841)Info
Ancistrocerus scoticus (Curtis, 1826)Info
Ancistrocerus thomsoni -> Ancistrocerus ichneumonideusInfo
Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (Muller, 1776)Caterpillar-hunting potter waspSite
Antepipona deflenda (S. S. Saunders, 1853)Info
Antepipona orbitalis (Herrich-schäffer, 1839)Info
Apodynerus troglodytes (Saussure, 1856)Info
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Celonites abbreviatus (Villers, 1789)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Discoelius dufourii (Lepeletier, 1841)Info
Discoelius zonalis (Panzer, 1801)Info
Dolichovespula adulterina (Du Buysson, 1905)Parasitic yellowjacketInfo
Dolichovespula loekenae -> Dolichovespula pacificaInfo
Dolichovespula media (Retzius, 1783)Median waspSite
Dolichovespula norvegica -> Dolichovespula norwegicaInfo
Dolichovespula norvegicoides (Sladen, 1918)Arctic yellowjacketInfo
Dolichovespula norwegica (Fabricius, 1781)Norwegian waspInfo
Dolichovespula omissa (Bischoff, 1931)Info
Dolichovespula pacifica (Birula, 1930)Info
Dolichovespula saxonica (Fabricius, 1793)Saxon waspInfo
Dolichovespula sylvestris (Scopoli, 1763)Tree waspSite
Dolichovespula sylvestris (Scopoli, 1763)Site
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Eumenes coarctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Eumenes coarctatus coarctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Eumenes coartatus ()Info
Eumenes coronatus (Panzer, 1799)Info
Eumenes mediterraneus (Kriechbaumer, 1879)Site
Eumenes papillarius (Christ, 1791)Info
Eumenes pedunculatus (Panzer, 1799)Info
Eumenes pomiformis (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Eumenes sareptanus (André, 1884)Info
Eumenes subpomiformis (Bluethgen, 1938)Info
Euodynerus dantici (Rossi, 1790)Info
Euodynerus notatus (Jurine, 1807)Info
Euodynerus notatus pubescens (Thomson, 1870)Info
Euodynerus posticus (Herrich-schäffer, 1841)Info
Euodynerus pubescens -> Euodynerus notatusInfo
Euodynerus quadrifasciatus (Fabricius, 1793)Info
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Gymnomerus laevipes (Shuckard, 1837)Info
Gymnomerus laevipes laevipes (Shuckard, 1837)Info
Gymnomerus laevipes scandinavus (Saussure, 1856)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hoplomerus serripes -> Odynerus serricrusInfo
Species with KBack  Next  Top
Katamenes arbustorum (Panzer, 1799)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Leptochilus alpestris (Saussure, 1855)Info
Leptochilus limbiferus achaeus (Gusenleitner, 1970)Info
Leptochilus regulus (Saussure, 1855)Info
Leptochilus tarsatus (Saussure, 1855)Info
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Microdynerus exilis (Herrich-schäffer, 1839)Info
Microdynerus longicollis (Morawitz, 1895)Info
Microdynerus nugdunenesis (Saussure, 1855)Info
Microdynerus nugdunensis (Saussure, 1855)Info
Microdynerus nugdunensis nugdunensis (Saussure, 1855)Info
Microdynerus parvulus (Herrich-schäffer, 1838)Info
Microdynerus timidus (Saussure, 1856)Info
Microdynerus trinodus (Bohart, 1955)Info
Mischocyttarus thrypticus (Richards, 1945)Info
Monobia quadridens (Linnaeus, 1763)Four-toothed Mason WaspInfo
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Nesodynerus molokaiensis (Perkins, 1899)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Odynerus alpinus (Von Schulthess, 1897)Info
Odynerus angulatus -> Pseudepipona angulata angulataInfo
Odynerus antigai -> Odynerus eburneofasciatusInfo
Odynerus auratus -> Rhynchalastor auratusInfo
Odynerus callosus (Thomson, 1870)Info
Odynerus caroli (Moravitz, 1885)Info
Odynerus carreti -> Odynerus caroliInfo
Odynerus eburneofasciatus (Dusmet, 1903)Info
Odynerus elegans -> Symmorphus gracilisInfo
Odynerus fragilis -> Apodynerus troglodytesInfo
Odynerus latipennis ()Info
Odynerus melanocephalus (Gmelin, 1790)Info
Odynerus melanocephalus melanocephalus (Gmelin In Linnaeus, 1790)Info
Odynerus miniatus ()Info
Odynerus nugdunenesis (Saussure, 1855)Info
Odynerus pictus -> Rhynchalastor dentisquamaInfo
Odynerus poecilus (Saussure, 1856)Info
Odynerus reniformis (Gmelin, 1790)Info
Odynerus serricrus (Bluethgen, 1963)Info
Odynerus simillimus (Morawitz, 1867)Info
Odynerus spinipes (Linnaeus, 1758)Spiny Mason WaspSite
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Pachodynerus nasidens (Latreille, 1812)Keyhole waspInfo
Palaeopolybia anglica (Cockerell, 1921)Info
Paravespula germanica -> Vespula germanicaInfo
Paravespula rufa -> Vespula rufaInfo
Paravespula rufa schrenckii ()Info
Paravespula vulgaris -> Vespula vulgarisInfo
Polistes actaeon (Haliday, 1836)Info
Polistes atrimandibularis (Zimmermann, 1930)Info
Polistes biglumis (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Polistes biglumis bimaculatus (Geoffroy, 1785)Info
Polistes bischoffi (Weyrauch, 1937)Info
Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791)European paper waspInfo
Polistes dominulus -> Polistes dominulaEuropean paper waspSite
Polistes dubia -> Polistes biglumisInfo
Polistes gallicus (Linnaeus, 1767)Info
Polistes kirbyanus (T. D. A. Cockerell, 1915)Info
Polistes nimpha (Christ, 1791)Info
Polistes nimphus -> Polistes nimphaInfo
Polistes opinabilis -> Polistes nimphaInfo
Polistes primitiva (O. Heer, 1865)Info
Polistes rossi (Bohart, 1949)Info
Polistes signata (G. Statz, 1936)Info
Polochrum repandum (Spinola, 1805)Info
Polybia anglica (Cockerell, 1921)Info
Protopolistes oblitus (T. D. A. Cockerell, 1921)Info
Pseudepipona angulata angulata (Saussure, 1856)Info
Pseudepipona herrichii (Saussure, 1856)Purbeck Mason-waspInfo
Pterocheilus phaleratus -> Nesodynerus molokaiensisInfo
Pterocheilus phaleratus phaleratus (Panzer, 1797)Info
Pterochilus phaleratus ()Info
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Rhynchalastor auratus (Fabricius, 1787)Info
Rhynchalastor bluethgeni (Vecht, 1971)Info
Rhynchalastor clypeopictus (Kostylev, 1940)Info
Rhynchalastor dentisquama (Thomson, 1870)Info
Rhynchalastor orenburgensis (André, 1874)Info
Rhynchalastor picticrus (Thomson, 1874)Info
Rhynchalastor steckianus (Schulthess, 1897)Info
Rhynchalastor xanthomelas (Herrich-schäffer, 1839)Info
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Sphaerancistrocerus petiolatus (A. V. Antropov, 2014)Info
Sphaericites concameratus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Stenodynerus bluethgeni -> Rhynchalastor bluethgeniInfo
Stenodynerus chevrieranus (Saussure, 1855)Info
Stenodynerus clypeopictus -> Rhynchalastor clypeopictusInfo
Stenodynerus dentisquama -> Rhynchalastor dentisquamaInfo
Stenodynerus orenburgensis -> Rhynchalastor orenburgensisInfo
Stenodynerus picticrus -> Rhynchalastor picticrusInfo
Stenodynerus steckianus -> Rhynchalastor steckianusInfo
Stenodynerus totonacus (Saussure, 1857)Info
Stenodynerus xanthomelas -> Rhynchalastor xanthomelasInfo
Symmorphus allobrogus (Saussure, 1855)Info
Symmorphus angustatus (Zetterstedt, 1838)Info
Symmorphus arcticus ()Info
Symmorphus bifasciatus (Linnaeus, 1761)Info
Symmorphus connexus (Curtis, 1826)Info
Symmorphus crassicornis (Panzer, 1798)Info
Symmorphus crassicornis arcticus (Saussure, 1855)Info
Symmorphus debilitatus (Saussure, 1855)Info
Symmorphus fuscipes (Herrich-schäffer, 1838)Info
Symmorphus gracilis (Brullé, 1832)Info
Symmorphus murarius (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Symmorphus murarius nidulator ()Info
Symmorphus mutinensis -> Symmorphus bifasciatusInfo
Synagris tropidia -> Tricarinodynerus ventralisInfo
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Vespa bilineata (G. Statz, 1936)Info
Vespa cordifera (G. Statz, 1936)Info
Vespa crabro (Linnaeus, 1758)HornetSite
Vespa crabro crabro (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Vespa crabro germana (Christ, 1791)European hornetInfo
Vespa crabro gribodoi (Bequard, 1931)Info
Vespa crabro vexator (Harris, 1776)Info
Vespa germanica -> Vespula germanicaInfo
Vespa media (Olivier, 1791)Info
Vespa nigra (G. Statz, 1936)Info
Vespa norvegica -> Dolichovespula norwegicaInfo
Vespa norwegica (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Vespa orientalis (Linnaeus, 1771)Oriental hornetInfo
Vespa rufa (Linnæus, 1758)Info
Vespa saxonica -> Dolichovespula adulterinaInfo
Vespa sylvestris (Scopoli, 1763)Info
Vespa unifasciata (Olivier, 1791)Info
Vespa velutina (Lepeletier, 1836)Yellow-legged hornetInfo
Vespa vulgaris -> Vespula vulgarisInfo
Vespula austriaca (Panzer, 1799)Red Cuckoo WaspInfo
Vespula germanica (Fabricius, 1793)European waspSite
Vespula rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)Red WaspInfo
Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)Common WaspSite
188 Species in Vespidae for North Europe listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyVespoidea
Vespoid wasps, Yellowjackets, Hornets, Paper Wasps, Potter Wasps, Mason Wasps, Pollen Wasps, Velvet ants, Spider wasps, Social wasps, Mud wasps
FamilyVespidae
Social Wasps, Potter Wasps, Yellowjackets, Paper wasps, Hornets, Paper, Potter & Pollen wasps, Wasps, Mason Wasps, Pollen Wasps, Vespid wasps
AuthorLeach, 1815

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