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Taxonavigation: Vespoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
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: Vespinae
Genus: Provespa
Species (3): P. anomala – P. barthelemyi – P. nocturna
[Source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

Check (1): †P. nobilis


  • Provespa Ashmead, 1903


  • Archer, M.E. 2000: Taxonomy and distribution of the nocturnal hornets, Provespa (Hym., Vespinae). Entomologist's monthly magazine 136: 127–130. Full article (PDF) on Reference page
  • Kojima, J. & C. van Achterberg 1997: List of the primary types of social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) deposit in the Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, and the Zoölogisch Museum, Amsterdam. Zoologische Meededelingen 71 (14): 157–169. Full article: [1].
  • Madl, M. 2012: Notes on the genus Provespa Ashmead, 1903 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae) based on the material of the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Austria). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (B), 114: 27–35. [not seen]
  • Saito, F.; Kojima, J-i. 2011: Phylogenetic analysis and biogeography of the nocturnal hornets, Provespa (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae). Species diversity, 16 (1-2): 65–74. abstract only seen