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Taxonavigation: Vespoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Vespoidea

Familia: Vespidae
Subfamilia: Vespinae
Genus: Vespula
Subgenus (not widely accepted): Paravespula
Overview of species (11): V. akrei – V. arisana – V. flaviceps – V. germanica – V. koreensis – V. maculifrons – V. orbata – V. pensylvanica – V. shidai – V. structor – V. vulgaris

Check (1): V. inexspectata


Paravespula Blüthgen, 1938

Original description: Primary references (page 271)
  • Species in the subgenus Paravespula differ from the others in the genus Vespula in having larger colonies with up to thousands of individuals and several medium to large brood combs.
  • These particular wasps have a tendency to make underground nests with the opening usually showing from a crack in a wall or an opening in a small grass hill


Rugovespula Archer, 1982


Primary references[edit]

  • Blüthgen, P. 1938(1937). Systematisches Verzeichnis der Faltenwespen Mitteleuropas, Skandinaviens und Englands. Konowia 16: 270–295. PDF. Reference page

Additional references[edit]

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