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Species Dolichovespula albida - Arctic Yellowjacket

Arctic Yellowjacket (Dolichovespula norwegica) queen - Dolichovespula albida - female Vespid wasp - Dolichovespula albida - male Dolichovespula sp. - Dolichovespula albida A nest of Dolichovespula under a cliff, about 80 ft off the ground. - Dolichovespula albida Arctic yellow jacket - Dolichovespula albida - male Arctic yellow jacket - Dolichovespula albida - male Dolichovespula albida with nest - Dolichovespula albida Dolichovespula albida with nest - Dolichovespula albida
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 (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
Species albida (Arctic Yellowjacket)
Other Common Names
Arctic Hornet
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
previously considered a synonym of D. norwegica (Fabricius), a Palaearctic species (Carpenter et al. 2011)(1)
Explanation of Names
Dolichovespula albida (Sladen 1918)
Range
boreal transcontinental, AK-ME(1)
Print References
Carpenter J.M., Dvorak L., Pickett K.M. (2011) Dolichovespula albida (Sladen), a valid species, not a synonym of D. norwegica (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Vespinae). Entomologia Americana 117: 113-116.
Internet References
Species page (as D. norwegica)(2)
Works Cited
1.The Vespinae of North America (Vespidae, Hymenoptera)
L.S. Kimsey and J.M. Carpenter. 2012. Journal of Hymenoptera Research Vol. 28: 37–65.
2.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].