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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

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

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 genus Euparagia Cresson (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Euparagiinae)
By Carpenter, J.M. and L.S. Kimsey
American Museum novitates, no. 3643, 2009
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"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."

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

Nesting Biology of the Yellowjacket, Vespula flavopilosa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
By MacDonald, J. F., R. W. Matthews, and R. S. Jacobson
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 53:448-458, 1980

First Records From Hondurus of a Yellowjacket Wasp, Vespula squamosa (Drury) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae)
By Hunt, James H., Ronald D. Cave, and Gerardo D. Borjas
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 74:118-119, 2001