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Hornets, Paper Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Allies

Vespidae
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Summary

Vespidae is a family of insects commonly known as wasps. They are characterized by their slender bodies, narrow waists, and two pairs of wings. Most species of Vespidae are social insects, forming colonies with a queen, workers, and males. They are known for their ability to sting, which they use for defense and capturing prey.

Hornets, Paper Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Allies

Vespidae

Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Hymenoptera

Species

Dolichovespula maculata

Bald-faced Hornet

Dolichovespula maculata

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Vespa crabro

European Hornet

Vespa crabro

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Vespula pensylvanica

Western Yellowjacket

Vespula pensylvanica

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Vespula consobrina

Blackjacket

Vespula consobrina

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Vespa orientalis

Oriental Hornet

Vespa orientalis

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Dolichovespula arenaria

Common Aerial Yellowjacket

Dolichovespula arenaria

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Vespa velutina

Asian Predatory Wasp

Vespa velutina

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Vespula maculifrons

Eastern Yellowjacket

Vespula maculifrons

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Vespula germanica

German Yellowjacket

Vespula germanica

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Dolichovespula saxonica

Saxon Wasp

Dolichovespula saxonica

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Dolichovespula arctica

Parasitic Aerial Yellowjacket

Dolichovespula arctica

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Vespa affinis

Lesser Banded Hornet

Vespa affinis

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Dolichovespula media

Median Wasp

Dolichovespula media

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Vespa tropica

Greater Banded Hornet

Vespa tropica

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Vespa bicolor

Black Shield Hornet

Vespa bicolor

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