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)
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.
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