Taxon profile


European Paper Wasp
Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hymenoptera - bees, ants and wasps »  family Vespidae - wasps »  genus Polistes - paper wasp »  subgenus Polistes

Scientific synonyms

Vespa dominula Christ, 1791 o
Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791) (misspelling) m
Polistes italica Herrich-Schäffer, 1840
Polistes gallica var. lefebvrei Guérin-Ménéville, 1844
Polistes maculatus Rudow, 1889
Polistes merceti Dusmet, 1903
Polistes gallicus var. rufescens du Buysson, 1912
Polistes gallicus (Linnaeus) Auct. (misidentification) M




Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Polistes dominulus]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [167848]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791)]
Dvořák L., Straka J. (2007): Vespoidea: Vespidae (vosovití), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae [as Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791)]

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o original combination

m misspelling

M taxon was incorrectly identified in certain scientific works

i species introduced to area described by check-list