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Genus Vespa - Hornets

European Hornet - Vespa crabro - female Fighting wasps - Vespa crabro Vespa germana drone? - Vespa crabro European Hornet ??? (Vespa crabro) - Vespa crabro Bee ID Help - Vespa crabro Vespa crabro giant hornet  - Vespa crabro IMG_09192020_AC_2464 - Vespa crabro
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 Vespinae (Hornets and Yellowjackets)
Genus Vespa (Hornets)
Numbers
There is primarily a single exotic species in our area, Vespa crabro (1), native to Europe and Asia. Vespa mandarinia has also been infrequently sighted yearly since 2019 in the northwest, native to Asia and the Russian Far East.
Internet References
Invasive Hornets Project. Images of all known Vespa species