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Vespidae (hornets, hornets and yellowjackets, paper wasps, potter wasps, and yellowjackets)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes fuscatus, Polistes annularis, and Vespula germanica) 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.
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Genus

Agalaia (1)
Agelaia (33)
Ancistrocerus (168)
Angiopolybia (4)
Anischnogaster (5)
Apoica (Wasp) (8)
Asteloeca (3)
Brachygastra (Wasp) (16)
Chalogaster (1)
Chartergellus (9)
Charterginus (Wasp) (6)
Chatergellus (1)
Clypearia (8)
Curiosavespa (2)
Curiosivespa (1)
Dolchivespula (1)
Dolichovespula (21)
Epipona (Wasp) (5)
Eumenes (202)
Eustennogaster (1)
Eustenogaster (Wasp) (13)
Icaria (7)
Ischnogaster (1)
Leipomeles (Wasp) (5)
Liostenogaster (Wasp) (12)
Megacanthopus (1)
Metapolybia (Wasp) (16)
Metischnogaster (2)
Mischocyttarus (Yellow-footed paper wasp) (245)
Monacanthocnemis (1)
Monerebia (2)
Myraptera (1)
Nectarinella (2)
Odynerus (300)
Palaeovespa (6)
Parachartergus (Wasp) (21)
Paraicaria (1)
Parapolybia (Wasp) (5)
Parischnogaster (Wasp) (15)
Polybioides (Wasp) (6)
Priorvespa (6)
Protonectarina (Wasp) (1)
Protopolybia (Wasp) (32)
Provespa (Wasp) (3)
Ropalidia (Wasp) (193)
Sphex (1)
Stenogaster (Wasp) (11)
Sybillina (1)
Synoeca (Wasp) (5)
Vespa (139)
Vespula (Bald-faced hornet) (31)   (3)

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