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Subfamily Polistinae - Paper Wasps

Common SouthWestern Wasp? - Polistes comanchus - female Polistes fuscatus - Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus Polistes - Polistes fuscatus Wasp or Hornet? - Polistes major - female wasps at nest - Polistes metricus Golden or Northern Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus  - Polistes fuscatus - female Wasp - Polistes
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The Subfamily Polybiinae has recently been merged with this subfamily