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Species Polistes dorsalis

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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 Polistes (Umbrella Paper Wasps)
Species dorsalis (Polistes dorsalis)
Other Common Names
Known in Spanish as la avispa menor de papel (en: smaller or lesser paper wasp). "Hunter's little paper wasp" may be an appropriate common name, based on both the Spanish common name and the species' taxonomic history.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. comb.: Vespa dorsalis Fabricius 1775
Polistes fuscatus hunteri Bequaert, 1940
Polistes hunteri Bequaert, 1940
Polistes dorsalis (Fabricius, 1775)
Works Cited
1.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].