family Vespidae


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Noun1.family Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jacketsfamily Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
genus Vespa, Vespa - type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets
genus Vespula, Vespula - sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
genus Polistes, Polistes - a genus of Vespidae
Eumenes, genus Eumenes - mason wasps
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(2015) reported nineteen (19) species of thethree subfamilies of family Vespidae. Some studies have been carried out on this important family (for example Chaudhry et al., 1966; Das and Gupta, 1989; Gusenleitner, 2006, 2008; Dvorak, 2007); Bodlah, (2012; Faiz, 2012); Mahmood et al., 2012; Shah et al., 2013; Perveen and Shah, 2013).
Wasps of the family Vespidae, consisting of more than 5,000 species worldwide, are distributed in all the zoogeographical regions (Pickett and Carpenter, 2010).
A third group that is well illustrated and worthy of special mention is the wasps of the Family Vespidae, which are generally large and conspicuous (e.g., the Oriental hornet Vespa orientalis, the Arabian paper wasp Polistes wattii, and several colourful species of potter wasps, Delta spp.).

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