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VESPIDAE (social wasps)

Subtaxa

Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #refs
Genus Dolichovespula (a genus of social wasps) 3      
Species Dolichovespula media (European Wasp)   10   1
Species Dolichovespula saxonica (a social wasp)       1
Species Dolichovespula sylvestris (Scopoli) (Tree Wasp)   23   4
Species Polistes dominulus (Christ) (Paper Wasp)       1
Species Vespa crabro Linnaeus (Hornet)   38   6
Genus Vespula (a genus of social wasps) 2 36 14 3

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Archer, M.E. Key to European Vespinea
Archer, M.E., 1979 Hymenoptera: Vespidae - social wasps
Audibert, C. Notes sur les Vespidae : biologie, systématique et clé d’identification des espèces
Berland, L., 1928 Hyménoptères Vespiformes II (Eumenidae, Vespidae, Masaridae, Bethylidae, Dryinidae, Embolemidae)
Dvorak, L. & Roberts, S.P.M., 2006 Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Else, G.R., 1994 Identification: Social Wasps
Heath, J., Harding, P.T. & Archer, M.E., 1979 Provisional atlas of the insects of the British Isles. Part 9 Vespidae: Social wasps
Løken, A., 1964 Social Wasps in Norway (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
Hymenoptera: the identification of Nottinghamshire Social Wasps: http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds2/insectswaspsidentification.htm Hymenoptera: the identification of Nottinghamshire Social Wasps
Spradbery, P., 1973 Wasps: an account of the biology and natural history of solitary and social wasps

Nests

Wenzel, J.W., 1998 A generic key to the nests of hornets, yellowjackets, and paper wasps worldwide (Vespidae: Vespinae, Polistinae)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 18 general literature references to VESPIDAE (social wasps)

VESPIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(insects)
HYMENOPTERA
(bees, wasps, ants, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Aculeata
(aculeates: bees, wasps and ants)
VESPOIDEA
(wasps)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 36 feeding and other relationships of VESPIDAE (social wasps)

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