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genus

paper wasp
Polistes Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hymenoptera - bees, ants and wasps »  family Vespidae - wasps »  tribus Polistini

Other names

= paper nest wasp

Images

Polistes dominula - European Paper Wasp

Polistes dominula - European Paper Wasp

Author: Milan Kořínek

Polistes olivaceus - Yellow Oriental Paper-wasp

Polistes olivaceus - Yellow Oriental Paper-wasp

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

Polistes dominula - European Paper Wasp

Polistes dominula - European Paper Wasp

Author: František ŠARŽÍK
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Included taxa

Number of records: 15

subgenus Aphanilopterus Meunier, 1888
subgenus Gyrostoma Kirby, 1828
subgenus Polistella Ashmead, 1904
subgenus Polistes Latreille, 1802

Unplaced taxa

species Polistes brunetus Nguyen & Kojima, 2014
species Polistes concinnus (Fabricius, 1775)
species Polistes fuscus Fabricius, 1804
species Polistes luctuosus (Smith, 1858)
species Polistes rubidus Lepeletier, 1836
species Polistes spinolae de Saussure, 1853

Fossil taxa

species Polistes attavinus (Heer, 1850)
species Polistes industrius Theobald, 1937
species Polistes kirbyanus Cockerell, 1914
species Polistes signatus Statz, 1936
species Polistes vergnei Piton, 1940

Links and literature

http://www.ipc.ibaraki.ac.jp/~jkrte/wasp...
DISTRIBUTIONAL CHECKLIST OF THE SPECIES OF THE GENUS POLISTES
http://www.vespidae.be/Polistinae/Genus_... [as Polistes]
Polistes gallery
JAMES M. CARPENTER DISTRIBUTIONAL CHECKLIST OF THE SPECIES OF THE GENUS POLISTES (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE; POLISTINAE, POLISTINI)
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1437378]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Polistes Latreille, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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Explanations

extinct taxon