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Genus Mischocyttarus

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author of genus is Saussure 1853
Explanation of Names
From Greek mischos (μισχος)- "stalk" + kyttaros (κυτταρος)- "cell of a honeycomb"
Presumably this comes from the way the nest Saussure described was suspended from a slender stalk or pedicel.
2 spp. in our area, both in the subgenus Kappa(1) -- BG has four...
Internet References
Etudes sur la famille des vespides (translation:studies of the family Vespidae), p.19    Saussure's original description of the genus (in French). Nest-building by the genus is discussed here