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Genus Mischocyttarus - Long-waisted Paper Wasps

Wasp?? - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Mischocyttarus - Mischocyttarus mexicanus - female Vespidae - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Wasp 2 - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - female Paper wasps - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Wasps - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Mini Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Mexican Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
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 Polistinae (Paper Wasps)
Genus Mischocyttarus (Long-waisted Paper Wasps)
Explanation of Names
Mischocyttarus Saussure 1853
Greek 'stalked honeycomb' (the nest Saussure described was suspended from a slender stalk/pedicel)
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (BG data); the largest genus of social wasps, with nearly 250 described species(1)
Identification
Third and fourth tarsomeres of mid and hind tarsi strongly asymmetrical. First gastric segment narrowed into an elongate petiole.
Range
New World, primarily neotropical(1)
Works Cited
1.Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies
Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35.