Classification
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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 胡蜂科
  • Scientific Names
    • Vespidae
  • English
    • paper wasps
    • Hornets and Paper Wasps

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Recent observations

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What

Avispas y avispones Genus Polistes

Observer

poncho

Date

February 16, 2011

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054

What

Metricus Paper Wasp Polistes metricus

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

September 1, 2014

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Square

What

German Wasp Vespula germanica

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Photo courtesy of Joaquin Jimenez.

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No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Yellowjacket Vespula maculifrons

Observer

krystawyn

Date

September 1, 2014 02:00 PM EDT

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Square

Observer

jakob

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Toulourenc (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Hornet Vespula vidua

Observer

madore27

Date

August 30, 2014 03:59 PM EDT

Description

Queen

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Paper Wasps Genus Polistes

Observer

jakob

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

La Faye (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

magazhu

Date

August 30, 2014

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lauramorganclark

Date

August 30, 2014 03:22 PM CDT

Description

My family has always called these Yellow Jackets.

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Square

What

Common Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

dpom

Date

August 29, 2014

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Square

What

Common Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

I didn't want to look too close as to what these guys were pulling apart in the mud below...

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What

Baldfaced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata

Observer

loarie

Date

August 29, 2014 04:34 PM PDT

Description

Cool!!

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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...

No range data available.