Supriya Ghosh

Vespinae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Hymenoptera
Scientific name  Vespinae
Rank  Subfamily
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Apocrita
Higher classification  Vespidae
Vespinae Hymenoptera gt Vespidae gt Vespinae gt Polistescfdominulus
Lower classifications  Common wasp, Vespula, Vespula germanica

The subfamily Vespinae contains the largest and best-known eusocial wasps, including true hornets (the genus Vespa), and the "yellowjackets" (genera Dolichovespula and Vespula). The remaining genus, Provespa, is a small, poorly known group of nocturnal wasps from Southeast Asia. One genus, Palaeovespa, has been described from the Eocene fossil record, from Colorado. Collectively, the group can be found on all continents except Antarctica, and several of these wasps are invasive species, introduced beyond their native ranges, and can be major pests.

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Vespinae Wasps Vespidae Lanzarote Red Insects Vespinae Hornets Black German
Vespinae Yellowjacket Vespinae flying near Ochoco Pass in central Oregon

References

Vespinae Wikipedia


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