genus Polistes


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Noun1.genus Polistes - a genus of Vespidaegenus Polistes - a genus of Vespidae      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Vespidae, Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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She's a paper wasp, specifically a member of the genus Polistes, the sort that builds small, open-celled, umbrellalike nests beneath eaves and picnic-shelter roofs.
Social wasps of the genus Polistes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) are considered more resistant to natural enemies compared with solitary species of this group (Lorenzi and Thompson, 2011).