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Vespidae - Polistes dominulus
Vespidae - Polistes dominulus


Vespidae
Vespidae are a family of wasps within the order Hymenoptera, the suborder Apocrita and the superfamily Vespoidea.
Some examples of subfamilies of Vespidae are: Euparagiinae, pollen wasps (Masarinae), potter wasps (Eumenidae), paper wasps (Polistinae) and wasps (Vespinae). Approximately 5000 species of Vespidae exist worldwide and around 100 of these are found in Central Europe.
The bodies of Vespidae are black and yellow in colour with different markings. Their wings are folded lengthwise in resting position. They have kidney-shaped compound eyes. Vespidae includes both colony forming and solitary wasps (potter wasps).

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
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Links and ReferencesVespidae in bie.ala.org.au
Vespidae in faunaeur.org
Vespidae in itis.gov
Vespidae in dyntaxa.se
Vespidae in Wikipedia (English)

Further chapters of "Vespidae"
- European hornet
- Ancistrocerus nigricornis
- Ancistrocerus trifasciatus
- Ancistrocerus gazella
- Ancistrocerus antilope
- Tree wasp
- Eumenes mediterraneus
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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
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1. Vespidae - Polistes dominulus
Quick search: Vespidae - Polistes - Dominulus - Eyes - European - Eye
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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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