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Family Vespidae - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps

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 Euparagiinae
Genus Euparagia
Species boregoensis - Euparagia boregoensis
Species desertorum - Euparagia desertorum
Species maculiceps - Euparagia maculiceps
Species platiniceps - Euparagia platiniceps
Species richardsi - Euparagia richardsi
Species scutellaris - Euparagia scutellaris
Species siccata - Euparagia siccata
Species timberlakei - Euparagia timberlakei
Species unidentata - Euparagia unidentata
Species yuma - Euparagia yuma
Subfamily Masarinae - Pollen Wasps
Genus Pseudomasaris
Species basirufus - Pseudomasaris basirufus
Species coquilletti - Pseudomasaris coquilletti
Species edwardsii - Pseudomasaris edwardsii
Species macneilli - Pseudomasaris macneilli
Species maculifrons - Pseudomasaris maculifrons
Species marginalis - Pseudomasaris marginalis
Species macswaini - Pseudomasaris macswaini
Species micheneri - Pseudomasaris micheneri
Species occidentalis - Pseudomasaris occidentalis
Species phaceliae - Pseudomasaris phaceliae
Species texanus - Pseudomasaris texanus
Species vespoides - Pseudomasaris vespoides
Species wheeleri - Pseudomasaris wheeleri
Species zonalis - Pseudomasaris zonalis
No Taxon zonalis or marginalis
No Taxon Pseudomasaris Nests
Subfamily Eumeninae - Potter and Mason Wasps
Genus Ancistrocerus
Species adiabatus - Ancistrocerus adiabatus
Subspecies cytainus - Ancistrocerus adiabatus cytainus
Species albolacteus - Ancistrocerus albolacteus
Species albophaleratus - Ancistrocerus albophaleratus
Species antilope - Ancistrocerus antilope
Subspecies spenceri - Ancistrocerus antilope spenceri
Species bustamente - Ancistrocerus bustamente
Species campestris - Ancistrocerus campestris
Species catskill - Ancistrocerus catskill
Species gazella - Ancistrocerus gazella
Species lineativentris - Ancistrocerus lineativentris
Species lutonidus - Ancistrocerus lutonidus
Species parietum - Ancistrocerus parietum
Species spilogaster - Ancistrocerus spilogaster
Species spinolae - Ancistrocerus spinolae
Species tuberculocephalus - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus
Species unifasciatus - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus
Subspecies seminole - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus seminole
Species waldenii - Ancistrocerus waldenii
Species undescribed-a - Ancistrocerus undescribed species A
Species undescribed-b - Ancistrocerus undescribed species B
No Taxon lineativentris or tuberculocephalus
Genus Cephalodynerus
Species deformiceps - Cephalodynerus deformiceps
Species russipes - Cephalodynerus russipes
Genus Delta
Species esuriens - Okinawa Mud Wasp
Species higletti - Delta higletti
Subspecies rendalli - Delta higletti rendalli
Genus Dolichodynerus
Species vandykei - Dolichodynerus vandykei
Species tanynotus - Dolichodynerus tanynotus
Species turgiceps - Dolichodynerus turgiceps
Genus Eumenes
Species americanus - Eumenes americanus
Species bollii - Eumenes bollii
Species consobrinus - Eumenes consobrinus
Species crucifera - Cross Potter Wasp
Species fraternus - Fraternal Potter Wasp
Species smithii - Eumenes smithii
Species verticalis - Eumenes verticalis
No Taxon nests
No Taxon americanus or smithii
Genus Euodynerus
Species alvarado - Euodynerus alvarado
Species annectens - Euodynerus annectens
Species annulatus - Euodynerus annulatus
Subspecies arvensis - Euodynerus annulatus arvensis
Subspecies imperialis - Euodynerus annulatus imperialis
Species apopkensis - Euodynerus apopkensis
Species auranus - Euodynerus auranus
Subspecies azotopus - Euodynerus auranus azotopus
Species barberi - Euodynerus barberi
Species bidens - Euodynerus bidens
Species blakeanus - Euodynerus blakeanus
Species boscii - Euodynerus boscii
Subspecies boscii - Euodynerus boscii boscii
Subspecies boharti - Euodynerus boscii boharti
Species castigatus - Euodynerus castigatus
Subspecies castigatus - Euodynerus castigatus castigatus
Subspecies rubrivestis - Euodynerus castigatus rubrivestis
Species crypticus - Euodynerus crypticus
Species exoglyphus - Euodynerus exoglyphus
Species fedoris - Euodynerus fedoris
Species foraminatus - Euodynerus foraminatus
No Taxon foraminatus-group
Species guerrero - Euodynerus guerrero
Species hidalgo - Euodynerus hidalgo
Subspecies boreoorientalis - Euodynerus hidalgo boreoorientalis
Subspecies hidalgo - Euodynerus hidalgo hidalgo
Subspecies viereckii - Euodynerus hidalgo viereckii
Species leucomelas - Euodynerus leucomelas
Species megaera - Euodynerus megaera
Species planitarsis - Euodynerus planitarsis
Species pratensis - Euodynerus pratensis
Species schwarzi - Euodynerus schwarzi
Species undescribed-f - Euodynerus undescribed species F
Species undescribed-g - Euodynerus undescribed species G
No Taxon aequalis or scutellaris
No Taxon leucomelas or planitarsis
Genus Gastrodynerus
Species vanduzeei - Gastrodynerus vanduzeei
Genus Hypalastoroides
Species mexicanus - Hypalastoroides mexicanus
Species slevini - Hypalastoroides slevini
Genus Leptochiloides
Genus Leptochilus
Species acolhuus - Leptochilus acolhuus
Species bellulus - Leptochilus bellulus
Species republicanus - Leptochilus republicanus
Species rufinodus - Leptochilus rufinodus
Genus Leucodynerus
Genus Maricopodynerus
Species maricoporum - Maricopodynerus maricoporum
Species optimus - Maricopodynerus optimus
Species rudiceps - Maricopodynerus rudiceps
Genus Microdynerus
Genus Minixi
Species mariachii - Minixi mariachii
Species mexicanum - Minixi mexicanum
Genus Monobia
Species arizonensis - Monobia arizonensis
Species quadridens - Four-toothed Mason Wasp
Species texana - Monobia texana
Genus Odynerus
Species cinnabarinus - Odynerus cinnabarinus
Species dilectus - Odynerus dilectus
Species erythrogaster - Odynerus erythrogaster
Species margaratellus - Odynerus margaratellus
Genus Pachodynerus
Species californicus - Pachodynerus californicus
Species erynnis - Red-marked Pachodynerus
Species guadulpensis - Pachodynerus guadulpensis
Species nasidens - Keyhole Wasp
Species pulverulentus - Pachodynerus pulverulentus
No Taxon nasidens or pulverulentus
Genus Parancistrocerus
Species bicornis - Parancistrocerus bicornis
Subspecies ceanothi - Parancistrocerus bicornis ceanothi
Subspecies cushmani - Parancistrocerus bicornis cushmani
Species declivatus - Parancistrocerus declivatus
Species fulvipes - Parancistrocerus fulvipes
Subspecies rufovestis - Parancistrocerus fulvipes rufovestis
Species histrio - Parancistrocerus histrio
Species leionotus - Parancistrocerus leionotus
Species minimoferus - Parancistrocerus minimoferus
Species pedestris - Parancistrocerus pedestris
Species pensylvanicus - Parancistrocerus pensylvanicus
Species rectangulis - Parancistrocerus rectangulis
Species perennis - Parancistrocerus perennis
Subspecies anacardivora - Parancistrocerus perennis anacardivora
Subspecies perennis - Parancistrocerus perennis perennis
Species salcularis - Parancistrocerus salcularis
Species texensis - Parancistrocerus texensis
Species toltecus - Parancistrocerus toltecus
Species vagus - Parancistrocerus vagus
Genus Parazumia
Species symmorpha - Parazumia symmorpha
Species tolteca - Toltec Potter Wasp
Genus Pseudepipona
Species herrichii - Pseudepipona herrichii
Subspecies aldrichi - Pseudepipona herrichii aldrichi
Genus Pseudodynerus
Species quadrisectus - Pseudodynerus quadrisectus
Genus Pterocheilus
No Taxon subgenus Megapterocheilus
Species arizonicus - Pterocheilus arizonicus 0
Species chesteri - Pterocheilus chesteri 0
Species denticulatus - Pterocheilus denticulatus
Species linsleyi - Pterocheilus linsleyi 0
Species pedicellatus - Pterocheilus pedicellatus 0
Species quinquefasciatus - Pterocheilus quinquefasciatus
Species texanus - Pterocheilus texanus 0
No Taxon subgenus Micropterocheilus
Species diversicolor - Pterocheilus diversicolor
Species morrisoni - Pterocheilus morrisoni 0
Species sinopis - Pterocheilus sinopis 0
No Taxon subgenus Onchopterocheilus
Species aridulus - Pterocheilus aridulus 0
Species hirsutipennis - Pterocheilus hirsutipennis
Species laticeps - Pterocheilus laticeps 0
Species sculleni - Pterocheilus sculleni 0
Species pimorum - Pterocheilus pimorum
Genus Smeringodynerus
Species morelios - Smeringodynerus morelios
Genus Stenodynerus
Species ammonia - Stenodynerus ammonia
Species anormis - Stenodynerus anormis
No Taxon anormis-group
Species blandus - Stenodynerus blandus
Species blandoides - Stenodynerus blandoides
Species blepharus - Stenodynerus blepharus
Species fundatiformis - Stenodynerus fundatiformis
Subspecies fundatiformis - Stenodynerus fundatiformis fundatiformis
Subspecies gonosceles - Stenodynerus fundatiformis gonosceles
Species histrionalis - Stenodynerus histrionalis
Subspecies rufustus - Stenodynerus histrionalis rufustus
Subspecies paenevagus - Stenodynerus histrionalis paenevagus
Species kennicottianus - Stenodynerus kennicottianus
Species krombeini - Stenodynerus krombeini
Species lineatifrons - Stenodynerus lineatifrons
Species lucidus - Stenodynerus lucidus
Species microstictus - Stenodynerus microstictus
Species ochrogonius - Stenodynerus ochrogonius
Species oculeus - Stenodynerus oculeus
Species percampanulatus - Stenodynerus percampanulatus
Species propinquus - Stenodynerus propinquus
Species pulvinatus - Stenodynerus pulvinatus
No Taxon propinquus-group
Species toas - Stenodynerus toas
Genus Symmorphus
Species albomarginatus - Symmorphus albomarginatus
Species cristatus - Symmorphus cristatus
Species canadensis - Symmorphus canadensis
Species projectus - Symmorphus projectus
Genus Zeta
Species argillaceum - Zeta argillaceum
Genus Zethus
Species miscogaster - Zethus miscogaster
Species slossonae - Zethus slossonae
Species spinipes - Zethus spinipes
Subspecies spinipes - Zethus spinipes spinipes
Subspecies variegatus - Zethus spinipes variegatus
No Taxon aztecus or montezuma
No Taxon Parancistrocerus or Stenodynerus
No Taxon unidentified nests
Subfamily Polistinae - Paper Wasps
Genus Brachygastra - Honey Wasps
Species mellifica - Mexican Honey Wasp
Genus Mischocyttarus - Long-waisted Paper Wasps
Species flavitarsis - Western Paper Wasp
Species mexicanus - Mexican Paper Wasp
Subspecies cubicola - Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola
Subspecies mexicanus - Mischocyttarus mexicanus mexicanus
Species navajo - Navajo Paper Wasp
Genus Polistes - Umbrella Paper Wasps
No Taxon Subgenus Aphanilopterus
Species annularis - Ringed Paper Wasp
Species arizonensis - Arizona Paper Wasp
Species bahamensis - Bahamian Paper Wasp
Species canadensis - Neotropical Red Paper Wasp
Species comanchus - Comanche Paper Wasp
Subspecies comanchus - Polistes comanchus comanchus
Subspecies navajoe - Polistes comanchus navajoe
Species exclamans - Guinea Paper Wasp
Species instabilis - Unstable Paper Wasp
Species kaibabensis - Kaibab Paper Wasp
No Taxon bahamensis or exclamans
No Taxon Subgenus Fuscopolistes
Species apachus - Apache Paper Wasp
Species aurifer - Golden Paper Wasp
Species bellicosus - Polistes bellicosus
Species carolina - Fine-backed Red Paper Wasp
Species dorsalis - Polistes dorsalis
Subspecies dorsalis - Polistes dorsalis dorsalis
Subspecies californicus - California Paper Wasp
Species flavus - Yellow Paper Wasp
Species fuscatus - Northern Paper Wasp
Species hirsuticornis - Hairy-horned Paper Wasp
Species metricus - Metric Paper Wasp
Species parametricus - Parametric Paper Wasp
Species rubiginosus - Coarse-backed Red Paper Wasp
No Taxon "texanus"
No Taxon aurifer or dorsalis
No Taxon bellicosus or fuscatus
No Taxon carolina or rubiginosus
No Taxon dorsalis or fuscatus
No Taxon fuscatus or hirsuticornis
No Taxon fuscatus or metricus
No Taxon hirsuticornis or parametricus
No Taxon red-yellow problem spms, TX
No Taxon undescribed species FL
No Taxon metricus or hirsuticornis
No Taxon Subgenus Onerarius
Species carnifex - Executioner Paper Wasp
No Taxon Subgenus Palisotius
Species major - Horse Paper Wasp
Subspecies major - Horse Paper Wasp
Subspecies castaneicolor - Polistes major castaneicolor
No Taxon major-castaneicolor intermediates
Species palmarum - Palm Paper Wasp
No Taxon Subgenus Polistes
Species dominula - European Paper Wasp
No Taxon major castaneicolor or canadensis
No Taxon unidentified nests and larvae
No Taxon Unidentified Paper Wasp Nests & Immatures
Subfamily Vespinae - Hornets and Yellowjackets
Genus Dolichovespula - Aerial Yellowjackets
Species albida - Arctic Aerial Yellowjacket
Species alpicola - Rocky Mountain Aerial Yellowjacket
Species arctica - Parasitic Aerial Yellowjacket
Species arenaria - Common Aerial Yellowjacket
Species maculata - Bald-faced Aerial Yellowjacket
Species norvegicoides - Northern Aerial Yellowjacket
No Taxon unidentified nests
Genus Vespa - Hornets
Species crabro - European Hornet
Species mandarinia - Asian Giant Hornet
Genus Vespula - Ground Yellowjackets
Species acadica - Forest Yellowjacket
Species alascensis - Alaska Yellowjacket
Species atropilosa - Prairie Yellowjacket
Species consobrina - Blackjacket
Species flavopilosa - Downy Yellowjacket
Species germanica - German Yellowjacket
Species infernalis - Cuckoo Yellowjacket
Species intermedia - Northern Red-banded Yellowjacket
Species maculifrons - Eastern Yellowjacket
Species pensylvanica - Western Yellowjacket
Species squamosa - Southern Yellowjacket
Species sulphurea - California Yellowjacket
Species vidua - Widow Yellowjacket
No Taxon unidentified nests
No Taxon Vespinae nests
No Taxon Nests and species comparisons