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Taxonomy for Vespoidea (Vespoid wasps)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879497 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874847 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856969 species
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Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593939 species
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Order
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 198 families, 13904 genera, 255129 species
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Suborder
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 154 families, 12865 genera, 245516 species
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Infraorder
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 59 families, 4515 genera, 121480 species
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Superfamily
Vespoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Vespoid wasps)
 18 families, 1068 genera, 19689 species
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Families18
Genera1.068
Species19.689
Common namesVespoid wasps, Yellowjackets, Hornets, Paper Wasps, Potter Wasps, Mason Wasps, Pollen Wasps, Velvet ants, Spider wasps, Social wasps, Mud wasps
German namesWespenartige, Wespen
Dutch namesWespachtigen
Finnish namesAmpiasmaiset, Pistiäiset
Swedish namesGetingar, Myror mm
AuthorLatreille, 1802
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Ordovician, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Haiti, 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, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, 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 Kitts and Nevis, 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 ReferencesVespoidea in bie.ala.org.au
Vespoidea in faunaeur.org
Vespoidea in itis.gov
Vespoidea in dyntaxa.se
Vespoidea in Wikipedia (English)
Family    Anthoboscidae
     6 genera, 0 species
Family    Armaniidae (Dlussky, 1983)
     0 species
Family    Brachycistidae
     2 genera, 0 species
Family    Bradynobaenidae (Saussure, 1892) (Bradynobaenid wasps)
     11 genera, 162 species
Family    Eumenidae (Leach, 1815) (Mason wasps)
     22 genera, 31 species
Family    Falsiformicidae (Rasnitsyn, 1975)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Limnetidae (Hong, 1983)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Masaridae (Pollen wasps)
     2 genera, 4 species
Family    Methochidae
     1 genus, 0 species
Family    Mutillidae (André, 1907) (Cow ant)
     229 genera, 2871 species
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Family    Myrmosidae (Fox, 1894) (Myrmosid Wasps)
     3 genera, 11 species
Family    Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) (Pompilid wasps)
     317 genera, 4874 species
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Family    Psammocharidae (Yasumatsu, 1935) -> Pompilidae
     0 species
Family    Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) (Rhopalosomatid wasps)
     7 genera, 63 species
Family    Sapygidae (Latreille, 1810) (Club-horned wasps)
     14 genera, 65 species
Family    Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) (Scoliid wasps)
     57 genera, 574 species
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Family    Sphecomyrmidae
     0 species
Family    Vespidae (Leach, 1815) (Social Wasps)
     395 genera, 11031 species
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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
AuthorLatreille, 1802
 
Synonyms
Pompiloidea (Latreille, 1804)
Scolioidea (Mello-leitao, 1944)

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