Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

carolina or rubiginosus


James M. Carpenter. Distributional checklist of species of the genus Polistes (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae, Polistini)
A digital version of the 1996 paper with taxonomic updates through 2006.

Papers in Polistes
Papers on Polistes species of the world.

Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region
Extensive web site with keys, descriptions. Authors: Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K.B. Cheung. Excellent!

Ascher J.S., Pickering J. (2017) Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)

Finnamore A.T. (1998) Aculeate wasps (excluding Formicidae) [of the Montane Cordillera Ecozone]
no longer available

Wasps of Illinois
Angella Moorehouse has created a color guide to some of the Hymenoptera that can be found in Illinois. Can be downloaded free from The Field Museum.

Hymenoptera Interactive Keys
requires installation of Windows only Intkey software (so I haven't been able to try the keys). Site lists keys to the following:

Cotesia species of economic importance
Adeliinae Genera of the New World
Agathidinae Genera of the New World
Agathidinae Genera of Thailand
Agathirsia Species of the World
Alabagrus Species of the World
Alabagrus Species of La Selva
Aleiodes Species of the New World
Alysiinae Genera of the New World
Amputoearinus of the New World
Aphidiinae Genera of the New World
Apozyginae Genera of the New World
Betylobraconinae Genera of the New World
Blacinae Genera of the New World

Nearctic Hymenoptera other (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
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