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Species Polistes carnifex

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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)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Polistinae (Paper Wasps)
Genus Polistes (Paper Wasps)
Species carnifex (Polistes carnifex)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polistes carnifex (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Vespa carnifex Fabricius 1775
Explanation of Names
carnifex - Latin for 'flesh-maker' (1)
Size
The largest representative of the genus in the Neotropics. (Bequaert 1936)
Range
AZ, s. TX / Mex. to Argentina
See Also

Polistes major
Print References
Bequaert, J. 1936. Color variation in the South American social wasp, Polistes carnifex (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Rev. Entomol. 6: 376-383.
Corn, M.L. 1972. Notes on the Biology of Polistes Carnifex (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in Costa Rica and Colombia. Psyche 79(3): 150-157. Link
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.