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

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A review of Micropterocheilus Bohart, with its elevation to generic rank and description of new species (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae)
By Richard M. Bohart
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 72(2):197-213, 1999
First page at JSTOR

Elevates the former subgenus Micropterocheilus of Pterocheilus to generic rank, and contains a key and descriptions and/or discussions for 22 species therein...10 of them newly described.

Ancistroceroides de Saussure, a Potter Wasp Genus New for the United States, with a New Key to the Genera of Eumeninae N. of Mex
By Carpenter, James M.
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(4): 721-741, 2004
Provides a key to genera of nearctic Eumeninae north of Mexico.

The Social Wasps of the Americas Excluding the Vespinae
By Richards, O.W.
British Museum (Natural History), 1978
vii + 580 pp. and 4 colour plates. Provides keys to all the genera and species of New World Polistinae. Keys are poorly illustrated and in many cases only useful for experts. Key to Polistes difficult to use because it also includes the numerous Central and South American species. Separation of females of the widespread, hypervariable P. fuscatus from related species often inaccurate. Key to Polistes males does not work for most species.

The Vespinae of North America (Vespidae, Hymenoptera)
By L.S. Kimsey and J.M. Carpenter
Journal of Hymenoptera Research Vol. 28: 37–65, 2012
L.S. Kimsey and J.M. Carpenter, The Vespinae of North America (Vespidae, Hymenoptera), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 28: 37-65, 2012.

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The Yellowjackets of America North of Mexico REVISED EDITION
By Roger Akre, Albert Greene, John Macdonald, Peter J Landolt, Harry G Davis,and Elizebeth Myhre
None Unfinished Ms, 1996
This book was meant to be published around 96/97 but was rejected by the publisher at the last minute. Very few manuscripts were made but this lost work fell into obscurity. Recently a scan has been made to salvage this lost work. In comparison to the original book there is much added and the finished product would have turned out great. A readable/downloadable copy of this manuscript can be found here:

A tentative synopsis of the Hornets and Yellowjackets of America
By Joseph Bequaert
Entomologica Americana, 1932
This is the first major revision of North American Vespinae and Vespinae systematics in general. This review provides keys to the North American species as well as provides extensive distributional data and biological notes. Additions and corrections to this publication contaning distributional, biological, and nomenclatiorial information was added in two subsequent publications (1935 and 1941). Links are provided to those below.

Additionally provided below is Bequaert's divisions of the Vespinae which is a prequel to this review and deals with all known species of the Vespinae worldwide that were known at the time.

The Social Biology of Wasps
By Kenneth G Ross and Robert W Matthews
Cornell University Press, 1991
This is an excellent review of the species of social Vespidae worldwide.

Here is a link to a readable copy:

Here is a link to a readable/downloadable copy of Albert Greene's review of Dolichovespula and Vespula in this book (Chapter 8):

Wasps: An account of the biology and natural history of solitary and social wasps
By J. Phillip Spradbury
This is an excellent reference on the solitary and social aculeata of the British Isles. It has an extensive review of British solitary wasps and social Vespinae as well as references to Vespinae from other parts of the world.

Here is a link to a readable/downloadable copy of this book:

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