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Superfamily Vespoidea - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies

Polistes male - Polistes dorsalis - male BLACK-BROWN WASP - Polistes fuscatus Small Black and White Vespid - Euodynerus leucomelas - male Hole-Searching Wasp - Stenodynerus Eumeninae - Ancistrocerus Polistes Wasp - Polistes - female Problem Polistes - Polistes bellicosus - female 232 - Pseudomasaris vespoides
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
paraphyletic group (unlike other aculeatan superfamilies used in the Guide)(1)
Identification
OVERVIEW OF FAMILIES

Family Rhopalosomatidae - Rhopalosomatid Wasps
     

Family Vespidae - Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, and Hornets; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps
Print References
Pilgrim, E.M., C.D. von Dohlen, and J.P. Pitts. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoologica Scripta 37(5): 539-560.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera
Sharkey M.J., Carpenter J.M., Vilhelmsen L., et al. 2012. Cladistics 28(1): 80-112.