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Taxonomy for Vespidae (Social Wasps)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
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Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
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Order
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 198 families, 13904 genera, 255130 species
Tree
Suborder
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 154 families, 12865 genera, 245517 species
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Infraorder
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 59 families, 4515 genera, 121481 species
Tree
Superfamily
Vespoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Vespoid wasps)
 18 families, 1068 genera, 19689 species
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Family
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) (Social Wasps) - Systematics
 395 genera, 11031 species
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Genera395
Species11.031
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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Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
Nearctic
Neotropical
Indo-Australian region
Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic
Mesozoic


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean


Countries
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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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Subfamily    Eumeninae (Leach, 1815) (Potter wasps and mason wasps)
     269 genera, 7646 species
Subfamily    Euparagiinae (Bradley, 1922)
     2 genera, 6 species
Subfamily    Gayellinae (Bradley, 1922) -> Gayellini
     1 genus, 0 species
Subfamily    Masarinae (Latreille, 1802) (Pollen wasps)
     22 genera, 476 species
Subfamily    Paragiinae (Bradley, 1922) -> Paragiina
     1 genus, 0 species
Subfamily    Polistinae (Lepeletier, 1836) -> Vespinae
     35 genera, 1459 species
Subfamily    Polybiinae (Lepeletier, 1836) -> Polistini
     0 species
Subfamily    Raphiglossinae (Ashmead, 1902)
     6 genera, 52 species
Subfamily    Stenogastrinae (Bequaert, 1918) (Hover wasps)
     9 genera, 118 species
Subfamily    Vespinae (Latreille, 1802) (Wasps)
     14 genera, 1160 species
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Genus    Agalaia - 1 species
Genus    Ancistrocerous - 0 species
Genus    Ancitrocerus - 1 species
Genus    Anconatus (Bucktoni Scudder, 1890) - 3 species
Genus    Aphanilopterus (Meunier, 1888) -> Polistes - 1 species
Genus    Belanogaster - 6 species
Genus    Brachygastre - 1 species
Genus    Caba (Ihering, 1904) -> Brachygastra - 1 species
Genus    Chartegus - 1 species
Genus    Chatergellus - 1 species
Genus    Clypeopolybia (Brèthes, 1923) -> Mischocyttarus - 1 species
Genus    Curiosavespa - 2 species
Genus    Cyclostoma (Kirby, 1826) -> Gyrostoma - 22 species
Genus    Dolchivespula - 1 species
Genus    Eustennogaster - 1 species
Genus    Gymnopolybia (Ducke, 1914) -> Agelaia - 0 species
Genus    Harmorhynchium (Zhang & Al., 1994) - 1 species
Genus    Icaricea - 1 species
Genus    Icharia (Rothschild, 1911) - 1 species
Genus    Kennethis - 1 species
Genus    Megacanothopus - 1 species
Genus    Monacanthocnemis (Ducke, 1905) -> Mischocyttarus - 1 species
Genus    Myrapetra (White, 1841) -> Polybia - 0 species
Genus    Myraptera (Curtis, 1844) - 1 species
Genus    Nectarina (Swainson & Shuckard, 1840) -> Brachygastra - 1 species
Genus    Nectarinia (Takazze_ Sic& Unisplendens Neumann, 1900) - 28 species
Genus    Onchopterocheilus (Bohart, 1940) -> Pterocheilus - 1 species
Genus    Palaeopolistes (Perrard, 2014) - 1 species
Genus    Palaeopolybia (Antropov, 2014) - 1 species
Genus    Paleovespa - 1 species
Genus    Paramiscocyttarus - 1 species
Genus    Polistratus (Cameron, 1906) -> Ropalidia - 1 species
Genus    Priorvespa (Carpenter & Rasnitsyn, 1990) - 6 species
Genus    Protodisccoelius - 2 species
Genus    Protopolistes (Antropov, 2014) - 1 species
Genus    Pseudovespa (Schmiedeknecht, 1881) -> Vespula - 1 species
Genus    Pseudpolistes - 1 species
Genus    Pseuopolybia - 3 species
Genus    Raphigaster (Saussure, 1853) -> Belonogaster - 2 species
Genus    Roplalidia - 0 species
Genus    Rotundipetiolus (Zhang, 1989) - 1 species
Genus    Sphaerancistrocerus (Antropov, 2014) - 1 species
Genus    Sphaericites (Bode, 1953) - 1 species
Genus    Stelopolybia (Ducke, 1910) -> Agelaia - 7 species
Genus    Stenodyneru - 1 species
Genus    Synecoides - 1 species
Genus    Tatua (Saussure, 1854) -> Epipona - 1 species
Genus    Trichinothorax (Carpenter & Day, 1988) - 0 species
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Last pictures of Vespidae (Social Wasps)
Suche: Eumenes mediterraneus flying
Eumenes mediterraneus flying
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Suche: Eumenes mediterraneus (Kriechbaumer, 1879)
Eumenes mediterraneus (Kriechbaumer, 1879)
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Suche: Eumenes mediterraneus - side view
Eumenes mediterraneus - side view
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Suche: Eumenes mediterraneus
Eumenes mediterraneus
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Suche: Tree wasp
Tree wasp
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Suche: Dolichovespula sylvestris
Dolichovespula sylvestris
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Suche: Tree wasp - Face
Tree wasp - Face
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Suche: Tree wasp - Dolichovespula sylvestris
Tree wasp - Dolichovespula sylvestris
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Suche: Vespa crabro
Vespa crabro
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Suche: Ancistrocerus antilope
Ancistrocerus antilope
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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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