Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps
    • Social Wasp
    • Wapi
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Spanish
    • Avispones y avispas del papel

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

colinmorita

Date

January 29, 2015 04:40 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

royaltyler

Date

January 26, 2015 01:33 PM EST

Description

Zethus slossonae Say- id by Bolívar Rafael Garcete Barrett on Hymenopterists forum on Facebook.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

phm8871

Date

September 14, 2014 06:38 PM CDT

Place

Home (Google, OSM)

Description

This wasp was netted nectaring on a kidneywood bush in our back yard

Photos / Sounds

What

Bald-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 11, 2014 03:40 PM EDT

Description

11 Aug 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Solidago.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Asian Paper Wasp Polistes chinensis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 12, 2014 05:33 PM NZDT

Description

On the overhanging side of a boulder.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mason Wasp Parancistrocerus perennis

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 11, 2014 02:58 PM EDT

Description

11 Aug 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
9.0 mm head-abdomen.
Found on Solidago gigantea.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

patscats91

Date

April 7, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Avispa negra Polybia occidentalis

Observer

magazhu

Date

January 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Hornet Vespa crabro

Observer

emb5228

Date

the past

Description

Killed this after it dove at my face a few times. This is old from summer 2014 maybe in July? Just want to know what it is.

Photos / Sounds

What

western Yellowjacket Vespula pensylvanica

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

January 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flew lazily into a hole I was digging, and seemed reluctant to fly out again.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

July 5, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...

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