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Genus Polistes - Paper Wasps

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 Polistes - Paper Wasps

Species annularis - Polistes annularis
Species apachus - Texas Paper Wasp
Species arizonensis - Polistes arizonensis
Species aurifer - Polistes aurifer
Species bahamensis - Polistes bahamensis
Species bellicosus - Polistes bellicosus
Species canadensis - Polistes canadensis
Species carnifex - Polistes carnifex
Species carolina - Red Wasp
Species comanchus - Polistes comanchus
Species dominula - European Paper Wasp
Species dorsalis - Polistes dorsalis
Species exclamans - Polistes exclamans
Species flavus - Polistes flavus
Species fuscatus - Northern Paper Wasp
Species hirsuticornis - Polistes hirsuticornis
Species instabilis - Polistes instabilis
Species kaibabensis - Polistes kaibabensis
Species major - Polistes major
Species metricus - Polistes metricus
Species palmarum - Polistes palmarum
Species parametricus - Polistes parametricus
Species rubiginosus - Polistes rubiginosus
No Taxon "texanus"
No Taxon bahamensis or exclamans
No Taxon carolina or rubiginosus
No Taxon major or carnifex
No Taxon major castaneicolor or canadensis
No Taxon parametricus or hirsuticornis
No Taxon red-yellow problem spms, TX
No Taxon nests and larvae