Subfamily Polistinae - Paper Wasps
The Social Wasps of the Americas Excluding the VespinaeBy Richards, O.W.
British Museum (Natural History), 1978
vii + 580 pp. and 4 colour plates. Provides keys to all the genera and species of New World Polistinae. Keys are poorly illustrated and in many cases only useful for experts. Key to Polistes difficult to use because it also includes the numerous Central and South American species. Separation of females of the widespread, hypervariable P. fuscatus from related species often inaccurate. Key to Polistes males does not work for most species.
An anocellar polistine wasp (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) from TexasBy Volker Lohrmann, George C. Waldren, Martin Reiß, Michael S. Engel
Zoosystematics and Evolution 92(2): 251-255, 2016
A phylogenetic analysis of the social wasp genus Brachygastra Perty, 1833, and description of a new species (Hymenoptera: ...By Sergio N.Andena, James M.Carpenter
American Museum of Natural History (American Museum Novitates), 2012
Full title: A phylogenetic analysis of the social wasp genus Brachygastra Perty, 1833, and description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Epiponini)
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Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West IndiesBy Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A.
Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35, 2011
The social wasps of California (Vespinae, Polistinae, Polybiinae)By Bohart R.M., Bechtel R.C.
Bull. U.C. Insect Survey 4(3): 73-101, 1957
A generic key to the nests of hornets, yellowjackets, and paper wasps worldwide (Vespidae: Vespinae, Polistinae)By John W. Wenzel
American Museum novitates, No. 3224, 1998