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Taxonavigation: Vespoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Vespoidea

Familia: Vespidae
Subfamilia: Eumeninae
Genus: Abispa
Species (6): A. australiana – A. ephippium – A. eximia – A. laticincta – A. ruficornis – A. splendida
[source: Catalogue of Life: 2012 Annual Checklist]


  • Abispa Mitchell, 1838


primary references[edit]

  • Mitchell 1838: Three Exped. Australia, 1, 104.

selected references[edit]

  • Matthews, R.W.; Matthews, J.R. 2004: Biological notes on three species of giant Australian mason wasps, Abispa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 77(4): 573-583. JSTOR
  • Matthews, R.W.; Matthews, J.R. 2009: Nesting behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): extended parental care in an Australian mason wasp. Psyche, 2009, Article ID 851694 doi: 10.1155/2009/851694
  • Vecht, J. van der 1960: On Abispa and some other Eumenidae from the Australian region (Hymenoptera, Vespoidea). Nova Guinea (zoology), 10(6): 91–115. [not seen]