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Species Polistes instabilis - Unstable Paper Wasp

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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
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Polistinae (Paper Wasps)
Genus Polistes (Umbrella Paper Wasps)
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphanilopterus)
Species instabilis (Unstable Paper Wasp)
Other Common Names
Known in Spanish as the avispa guitarrilla ("guitar wasp")
Explanation of Names
Polistes instabilis de Saussure, 1853
instabilis = from the Latin ─źnstabilis ('unstable, shaky'), referring to the species' shaky movements. These movements also gave the species its Spanish name, la avispa guitarrilla ('guitar wasp')
Range
It is a primarily Mexican and Central American species that occurs only in south Texas within the U.S.(1)