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Species Polistes bellicosus

Paper Wasp - Polistes bellicosus - female Probably Polistes bellicosus - Polistes bellicosus - female Paper wasp? - Polistes bellicosus Polistes on Spring Island - Polistes bellicosus - female Polistes dorsalis? exclamans? grooming: cleaning abdomen, wings, face, legs - Polistes bellicosus - male What species of wasp is this? view 3 - Polistes bellicosus Polistes bellicosus Polistes bellicosus - female
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 bellicosus (Polistes bellicosus)
Explanation of Names
Polistes bellicosus Cresson 1872
bellicosus 'warlike, combative... bellicose!'
Identification
hind femora completely red .
NB: earlier keys such as (1) do not properly separate this species from P. fuscatus
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Social Wasps of the Americas Excluding the Vespinae
Richards, O.W. 1978. British Museum (Natural History).
2.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].