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Genus Mischocyttarus

Waspnest - Mischocyttarus navajo On top of Mnt Lemmon - Mischocyttarus navajo Polistes sp.? - Mischocyttarus mexicanus - female Mischocyttarus navajo  - Mischocyttarus navajo - female Western Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Western Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - male Mischocyttarus Paper Wasps with Nest in Cholla - Mischocyttarus navajo
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 Mischocyttarus
Explanation of Names
Mischocyttarus Saussure 1853
Greek 'stalked honeycomb' (the nest Saussure described was suspended from a slender stalk/pedicel)
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, both in the subgenus Kappa(1) -- BG has four...; the largest genus of f social wasps, with nearly 250 described species(2)
Range
New World, primarily neotropical(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies
Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35.