Taxon profile


Common Wasp
Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Paravespula vulgaris
Vespa vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758 o

Other names

= English Wasp

Type taxon of:Paravespula Blüthgen, 1938 (Vespa vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758)





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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Pernis apivorus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Honey Buzzard

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Vespula vulgaris vetus Eck, 1999
subspecies Vespula vulgaris vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [167811]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Vespula vulgaris]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Vespula_vulgaris]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
Dvořák L., Straka J. (2007): Vespoidea: Vespidae (vosovití) [], Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae [as Vespula vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758 )]

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o original combination