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Genus Vespula

Jellow Jacket Nest with Worker - Vespula squamosa yellowjacket? - Vespula maculifrons - female Vespula germanica - German Yellowjacket Female - Vespula germanica - female Eastern Yellowjacket (queen) - Vespula maculifrons - female What kind of wasp is this eating lantana berries? - Vespula squamosa Wasp - Vespula maculifrons ID please - Vespula flavopilosa - male Vespidae: Vespula alascensis? - Vespula alascensis - female
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 Vespinae (Hornets and Yellowjackets)
Genus Vespula
Numbers
Thirteen species of Vespula in North America (twelve native, and one exotic, V. germanica).
Identification
Overview of Species of Vespula

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For keys to species see:
Key to the ten eastern (plus one adventitious western) species in the Identification Atlas of the Vespidae of the northeastern Nearctic region (1).

Nests
1. V. alascensis, 2. V. consobrina, 3. V. flavopilosa, 4. V. germanica, 5. V. maculifrons, 6. V. pensylvanica, 7. V. squamosa
Internet References
U. of Florida. PDF document
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].