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Superfamily Vespoidea - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies

European Paper Wasp - Polistes dominula - female Pachyodynerus guadulpensis female on a mud nest on a Palo Verde pod - Pachodynerus guadulpensis - female Vespula alascensis - female Red/black wasp - Polistes annularis Western Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Eumenes? - Eumenes Wasps being very active in a mild warm spell. - Polistes dominula Dolichovespula maculata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
paraphyletic group (unlike other aculeatan superfamilies used in the Guide)(1)
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Family Rhopalosomatidae - Rhopalosomatid Wasps
     

Family Vespidae - Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, and Hornets; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera
Sharkey M.J., Carpenter J.M., Vilhelmsen L., et al. 2012. Cladistics 28(1): 80-112.