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

 
 
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An anocellar polistine wasp (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) from Texas
By Volker Lohrmann, George C. Waldren, Martin Reiß, Michael S. Engel
Zoosystematics and Evolution 92(2): 251-255, 2016
Full article (PDF)

Revision of the West Palaearctic Polistes Latreille, with the descriptions of two species – an integrative approach
By Christian Schmid-Egger, Kees van Achterberg, Rainer Neumeyer, Jérôme Morinière, & Stefan Schmidt
ZooKeys (713): 53–112, 2017
Full title: Revision of the West Palaearctic Polistes Latreille, with the descriptions of two species – an integrative approach using morphology and DNA barcodes (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.713.11335

Relevant particularly to our introduced member of the subgenus Polistes (Polistes), P. dominula.

North American Pterocheilus. 1. Subgenus Onchopterocheilus (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae)
By Bohart R.M.
Pan-Pac. entomol. 65: 156-161, 1989

North American Pterocheilus. III. Subgenus Megapterocheilus (Hymenoptera, Eumenidae)
By Bohart R.M.
Insecta Mundi 10: 217-224, 1996

A review of Micropterocheilus R.Bohart, with its elevation to generic rank and description of new species (Hym., Eumenidae)
By Bohart R.M.
J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 72: 197-213, 1999
(Micropterocheilus is now treated as a subgen. of Pterocheilus)
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The first documented migration of a potter wasp, Ancistrocerus adiabatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae).
By Jeffrey H. Skevington and Matthias Buck
The Canadian Field Naturalist 135(2): 117-119, 2021

The genus Euparagia Cresson (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Euparagiinae)
By Carpenter, J.M. and L.S. Kimsey
American Museum novitates, no. 3643, 2009
Online here: http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5962

Abstract:
"A new species of the wasp genus Euparagia Cresson, 1879, is described: unidentata Carpenter and Kimsey. The phylogenetic relationships of this and the other species in the genus are analyzed cladistically. A key to and catalog of the species are provided."

Reproductive plasticity in yellowjacket wasps: A polygynous, perennial colony of Vespula maculifrons
By Ross, Kenneth G., and P. Kirk Visscher
Psyche 90:179-191, 1983

 
 
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