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Genus Dolichovespula

Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arenaria - female Baldfaced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female Unknown Wasp - Dolichovespula maculata Vespid - Dolichovespula arctica - male Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata Arenaria nest - Dolichovespula arenaria Dolichovespula albida & Fireweed - Dolichovespula albida Hornet 101515 ID - Dolichovespula maculata
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)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Vespinae (Hornets and Yellowjackets)
Genus Dolichovespula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
In the older literature the genus was either treated as a subgenus of Vespula or its species were included in the genus Vespula.
20 or more spp.
For keys to species see:
Key to the five eastern North American species in the Identification Atlas of the Vespidae of the northeastern Nearctic region. (1)
The oculo-malar space of the face is longer than that of Vespula (dolikhos = "long" in Greek)
Life Cycle
Usually aerial nests.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].