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Genus Mischocyttarus

On top of Mnt Lemmon - Mischocyttarus navajo Paper Wasp nest - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Paper Wasp nest - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis paper wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Western Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Mischocyttarus nest - Mischocyttarus Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
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...
Internet References
original description, p.19 (in French); nest-building discussed here