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A checklist of the yellowjackets worldwide (including subspecies)

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I am listing all the species and subspecies I am covering in my book I have photos of most of these I will try to paste links of the actual wasp under each species and add distributional notes for each species and subspecies when I have time.

 

I have added all of the parasitic species under Vespula and Pseudovespula as well as regulated the rufa group to the Genus Allovespula. The vespula vulgaris group is treated as Paravespula as the "vulgaris group" is only one of the many species groups in the Genus Paravespula (see Yamane et al 1980 and Archer (2008) I am also including the squamosa group in the Genus Paravespula due to biological habits, nest morphology, perrenialism and polygyny, and long seasonality as well as foraging habits and differing internal morpholgy. I think the current scheme of Vespinae Genera is outdated further seperations upon further study might be the seperation of the maculata group (maculata, media, flora, and kuami) from the rest of Dolichovespula as they are morphologically and behaviorally seperable and much more "Vespa like" thus defering the Genus name to Boreovespula Bluthgen (1943) (type norwegica) as the rest of the species are homogenous in behavior and morphology.

 

The seperation of Psuedovespula (type adulterina) from Vespula (as construed here) has been done due to longer ocular malar space and different parasitic habits and behavioral characteristics of these parasitic species lacking a worker caste. Full species are denoted with a number and are in alphebetical order. subspecies are lettered. Many of these subspecies have not been described as the practice is to synonomize all subspecies under the nominate species which I do not agree with.


A.) Genus Vespula Thompson 1869 (Type species austriaca)
Synononyms =
Psuedovespa Schiemiedeknechct (1881) (Type species austriaca)

(Note I consider the Genera Vespula and Pseudovespula as reconfigured is constituting of parasitic species only without worker castes, differing morpholgy, and differing parasitic strategies)

 

1.) V. austriaca Panzer 1799

- Europe, Asia

http://www.academia.edu/4967526/Vespula_austriaca_Panzer_1799_

http://www.academia.edu/People/Vespula_Austriaca

 

 

a.) V. austriaca spp#A (Undescribed Species)

Notes: (= Vespula (Vespula) shinanoensis Takamizawa 2005 Nomina nuda)

- Japan, Kunashir

http://www.academia.edu/4967557/Vespula_shinanoensis_Takamizawa_2005

http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Shinanoensis

 

 

b.) V. austriaca aborea Smith (1849)

- U.K.

https://www.academia.edu/4975301/Vespula_austriaca_arborea_Smith_1849_

https://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Austriaca_Arborea

 

 

2.) V. infernalis De Saussure 1854

U.S., Canada

http://www.academia.edu/4967607/Vespula_infernalis_De_Saussure_1854_

http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Infernalis

 

 

 

B.) Genus Pseudovespula Bischoff 1931 (Type species Ps. adulterina)

 

 

1.) Ps. adulterina (Buysson 1905)
- Europe, Asia
http://academia.edu/...pula_Adulterina
https://www.academia.edu/4967132/Psuedovespula_adulterina_Du_Buysson_1905_

 

a.) Ps. adulterina montivaga Yamane 1982
- Japan, Kunashir
http://academia.edu/...erina_Montivaga
http://www.academia.edu/4967248/Psuedovespula_adulterina_montivaga_Yamane_1982

 

b.) Ps. adulterina Spp#A (Undescribed Species)

- Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan

https://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Dolichovespula_Adulterina_Spp_A

https://www.academia.edu/5459901/Psuedovespula_adulterina_Spp_A

 

2.) Ps. arctica Rowher 1916
- Eastern U.S., - Canada
http://academia.edu/...vespula_Arctica
https://www.academia.edu/4967308/Psuedovespula_arctica_Rowher_1916

 

a.) Ps. arctica spp. A (Undescribed Species)
(A white and black species with more extensive makings than typical arctica in both queens and males)
- Western U.S. Canada
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Dolichovespula_Arctica_Spp_A
http://www.academia.edu/4967356/Psuedovespula_arctica_Spp_A

 

 

b.) Ps. arctica spp.B (Undescribed Species)
(A yellow and black species with the gaster pattern of females approaching that of queens of D.arenaria yellowmarkings range from very yellow to a light yellow but always markerd with yellow in both queens and males. Males are much darker than the prcceedding 2 species and can be confused with D.norvegicoides. Males as a rule are always maked with yellow.)
- Western U.S. Canada
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Dolichovespula_Arctica_Spp_B
https://www.academia.edu/4967397/Psuedovespula_arctica_Spp_B

 

3.) Ps. omissa Bischoff 1931
- Europe, Middle east
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Dolichovespula_Omissa
http://www.academia.edu/4967438/Psuedovespula_omissa_Bischoff_1931

 

 

C.) Genus Dolichovespula Rowher 1916 (Type species maculata)
Synononyms =
Boreovespula Bluthgen (1943) (Type species norwegica)
Metavespula Bluthgen (1943) (Type species sylvestris)


1.) Dolichovespula albida Sladen 1918
- Extreme Northern U.S., Canada
http://academia.edu/...ovespula_Albida
http://www.academia.edu/4974492/Dolichovespula_albida_Sladen_1918

 

2.) Dolichovespula alpicola Eck 1984
- Western, U.S. Canada
http://academia.edu/...espula_Alpicola
http://www.academia.edu/4974756/Dolichovespula_alpicola_Eck_1984

 

3.) Dolichovespula arenaria Fabricius (1775)
- U.S. Canada (Introduced into Bermuda but is not Established (see Beqauert 1932 and Hilburn (1990)
http://academia.edu/...espula_Arenaria
http://www.academia.edu/4974855/Dolichovespula_arenaria_Fabricuis_1775_

 

4.) Dolichovespula baileyi Archer 1987
- China
http://academia.edu/...vespula_Baileyi
http://www.academia.edu/4974970/Dolichovespula_baileyi_Archer_1987

 

5.) Dolichovespula flora Archer 1987
- China
http://academia.edu/...hovespula_Flora
http://www.academia.edu/4975019/Dolichovespula_flora_Archer_1987

 

6.) Dolichovespula intermedia Birula 1930
- Middle east, Asia, Europe
http://academia.edu/...pula_intermedia
http://www.academia.edu/4975053/Dolichovespula_intermedia_Birula_1930

 

7.) Dolichovespula kuami Kim & Yoon 1996
- South Korea
http://academia.edu/...hovespula_Kuami
http://www.academia.edu/4975150/Dolichovespula_kuami_Kim_and_Yoon_1996

 

8.) Dolichovespula lama (Buysson 1903)
- China, India, Nepal (New Distributional Record)
http://academia.edu/...chovespula_Lama
http://www.academia.edu/4975153/Dolichovespula_lama_Du_Buysson_1903_

 

9.) Dolichovespula maculata (Linneaus 1763)
- U.S. Canada (introduced into New Zealand but is not established)
http://academia.edu/...espula_Maculata
http://www.academia.edu/4975234/Dolichovespula_maculata_Linneaus_1763_

 

10.) Dolichovespula media (Retzius 1783)
- Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa (Introduced into the U.K. where it is now established and also new Zealand but is not established there)
http://academia.edu/...hovespula_Media
http://www.academia.edu/4975251/Dolichovespula_media_Retzius_1783_

 

a) D. media sugare Ishikawa 1969
- Japan
http://academia.edu/...la_Media_Sugare
https://www.academia.edu/4975582/Dolichovespula_media_sugare_Ishikawa_1969

 

11.) Dolichovespula norvegicoides Sladen 1918
- U.S., Canada
http://academia.edu/...a_Norvegicoides
http://www.academia.edu/4986221/Dolichovespula_norvegicoides_Sladen_1918

 

12.) Dolichovespula norwegica (Fabricius 1781)
- Europe, Asia
http://academia.edu/...spula_Norwegica
https://www.academia.edu/4986465/Dolichovespula_norwegica_Fabricius_1781_

 

a) D. norwegica peruana (Saussure 1867)
- Asia, (China, Xinjian) Sakhalin, Russia (Siberia), Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan.

Notes: (Holotype is from South America (Ecuador) adventitious species(?)
http://academia.edu/...rwegica_Peruana
http://www.academia.edu/4986473/Dolichovespula_norwegica_peruana_De_Saussure_1867_

 

 

b.) D. norwegica Spp#A (Undescribed Species)

- Finland, Iceland

https://www.academia.edu/4987068/Dolichovespula_norwegica_Spp_A

 

 

13.) Dolichovespula pacifica Birula 1930
- Asia: Sakhalin, Japan
http://academia.edu/...espula_Pacifica
https://www.academia.edu/4987234/Dolichovespula_pacifica_Birula_1930

 

a.) D. pacifica loekenae Eck 1980
- Europe, Asia
http://academia.edu/...espula_Loekenae
https://www.academia.edu/4987404/Dolichovespula_pacifica_loekenae_Eck_1980

 

14. Dolichovespula panda Archer 1980
- China
http://academia.edu/...hovespula_Panda
https://www.academia.edu/4975772/Dolichovespula_panda_Archer_1980

 

15.) Dolichovespula saxonica (Fabricius 1793)
- Europe, Asia, Middle East (Introduced into the U.K. and is now established)
http://academia.edu/...espula_Saxonica
http://www.academia.edu/4987607/Dolichovespula_saxonica_fabricius_1793_

 

a.) D. saxonica nipponica Yamane 1975
- Japan, Kunashir
http://academia.edu/...onica_Nipponica
https://www.academia.edu/4986689/Dolichovespula_saxonica_nipponica_Yamane_1975

 

b.) D. saxonica kamtschatkensis Eck 1983
- Russia: Kamschatka
http://academia.edu/...Kamstchatkensis
https://www.academia.edu/4986687/Dolichovespula_saxonica_kamtschatkenis_Eck_1983

 

c.) D.saxonica Nigrescens Eck 1983
- Russia, Sakhalin, Mongolia
http://academia.edu/...nica_Nigrescens
http://www.academia.edu/4986653/Dolichovespula_saxonica_nigrescens_Eck_1983

 

16.) Dolichovespula stigma Lee 1986
- China
http://academia.edu/...ovespula_Stigma
https://www.academia.edu/4975741/Dolichovespula_stigma_Lee_1986

 

17.) Dolichovespula sylvestris (Scopoli 1763)
- Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa
http://academia.edu/...pula_Sylvestris
http://www.academia.edu/4987724/Dolichovespula_sylvestris_Scopoli_1763_

 

a.) D. sylvestris sumptuosa (Buysson 1905)
- Middle East
http://academia.edu/...stris_Sumptuosa
http://www.academia.edu/4975681/Dolichovespula_sylvestris_sumptuosa_Du_Buysson_1905_

 

18.) Dolichovespula xanthicincta Archer 1980
- China, Tibet, Bhutan, Myanmar
http://academia.edu/...la_xanthicincta
http://www.academia.edu/4975673/Dolichovespula_xanthicincta_Archer_1980

 

D.) Genus Allovespula Bluthgen (1943) (Type species rufa)


1.) Allovespula acadica Sladen 1918
- U.S., Canada
http://academia.edu/...Vespula_Acadica
https://www.academia.edu/4987838/Allovespula_acadica_Sladen_1918

 

2.) Allovespula atropilosa Sladen 1918
- Western U.S., Canada, Northern Mexico
http://academia.edu/...pula_Atropilosa
https://www.academia.edu/4995613/Allovespula_atropilosa_Sladen_1918

 

3.) Allovespula consobrina (Saussure 1854)
- U.S., Canada
http://academia.edu/...pula_Consobrina
https://www.academia.edu/4995624/Allovespula_consobrina_De_Saussure_1854_

 

 

4.) Allovespula intermedia (Buysson 1905)
- Extreme Northern U.S. Canada
http://academia.edu/...termedia?page=1
http://www.academia.edu/4995631/Allovespula_intermedia_Du_Buysson_1905_

 

 

5.) Allovespula kingdonwardi Archer 1981
- China, Nepal, Myanmar
http://academia.edu/...la_Kingdonwardi
https://www.academia.edu/4996529/Allovespula_kingdonwardi_Archer_1981

 

 

6.) Allovespula nursei Archer 1981
- India, Pakistan, China, Phillipines
http://academia.edu/.../Vespula_Nursei
http://www.academia.edu/4996535/Allovespula_nursei_Archer_1981

 

 

7.) Allovespula rufa (Linneaus)
- Europe, Asia
http://academia.edu/...in/Vespula_Rufa
https://www.academia.edu/4996697/Allovespula_rufa_Linnaeus_1758_

 

 

a.) A. rufa spp. A (Undescribed Species)
(Tricolored species with the light markings of the head and thorax as well as Tergites 1 & 2 being ivory white. T-2 is very ruferous and all subsequent gasteral tergites are bright yellow Archer describes specimens of this variety from Sweeden in Archer (1997a)
- Hungary, Sweeden, Finland, Norway(?) and Russia
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Rufa_Spp_A
https://www.academia.edu/4996726/Allovespula_rufa_Spp_A

 

 

b.) A. rufa spp. B (Undescribed Species)
(This subspecies in Endemic to Britain and is highly xanthic and generally much lighter in coloration than typical rufa from Europe and elsewhere)
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Rufa_Spp_B
http://www.academia.edu/4996738/Allovespula_rufa_Spp_B

 

 

b.) A. rufa grahami Archer 1981
- China
http://academia.edu/...la_Rufa_Grahami
https://www.academia.edu/4996704/Allovespula_rufa_grahami_Archer_1981

 

 

8.) Allovespula schrenkii (Radoszkowski 1861)

- Europe, Asia (Russia, Korea, Mongolia, & China).
http://academia.edu/..._Rufa_Schrenkii
http://www.academia.edu/4996801/Allovespula_schrenkii_Radoszkowski_1861_

 

 

a) A. schrenkii spp. A (Undescribed Species)
- Taiwan (See Yamane & Tano 1985 for description, and Starr (1992) for complete distributional records, workers only known)
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Schrenki_Spp_A
http://www.academia.edu/4996818/Allovespula_schrenkii_Spp_A

 

 

b.) A. schrenkii yichunensis Lee 1986
- China
http://www.academia....ula_Yichunensis


c.) Allovespula schrenkii siberica (Andre 1884)

(See Birula 1930 and Matsurra and Yamane 1990 for seperation from schrenkii)
- Russia, Japan
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Schrenki_Siberica
http://www.academia.edu/4996812/Allovespula_schrenkii_siberica_Andre_1884_

 

 

d) A. schrenkii spp#B (Undescribed Species)
(This undescribed form is almost identical to the North American A.intermedia).
- Russia (Usuriland), China (Lake Hanka, Heilongiang), Kryhgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Schrenki_Spp_C
http://www.academia.edu/4996841/Allovespula_schrenkii_Spp_C

 

 

9.) Allovespula vidua (Sausssure 1854)
- Eastern U.S., Canada
http://academia.edu/...n/Vespula_Vidua
http://www.academia.edu/4996855/Allovespula_vidua_De_Saussure_1854_

 

 

 

E.) Genus Paravespula Bluthgen (1938) (Type species vulgaris)
Synonyms =
Rugovespula Archer (1982) (Type Specimen Koreensis)

NOTES: (3 species of this Genus known to date are faculative social parasites: P.flavopilosa, P.squamosa, and P.sulphurea)


1.) Paravespula akrei Landolt 2010
- Guatemala
http://academia.edu/...n/Vespula_Akrei
https://www.academia.edu/4996885/Paravespula_akrei_Landolt_2010

 

 

2.) Paravespula arisana (Sonan 1929)
- Taiwan, China (Hainan Island)
http://academia.edu/...Vespula_Arisana
http://www.academia.edu/4999467/Paravespula_arisana_Sonan_1929_

 

 

3.) Paravespula alascensis Packard 1870
- U.S. Canada, Mexico (Introduced into Hawaii but is now extinct)
http://academia.edu/...pula_Alascensis
https://www.academia.edu/4999123/Paravespula_alascensis_Packard_1870_

 

 

4.) Paravespula flaviceps (Smith 1870)
- Asia, Middle East, Europe
http://academia.edu/...spula_Flaviceps
https://www.academia.edu/4999521/Paravespula_flaviceps_Smith_1870_

 

 

a.) P. flaviceps lewisii (Cameron 1903)
- Japan
http://academia.edu/...aviceps_Lewisii
https://www.academia.edu/5000324/Paravespula_flaviceps_lewisii_Cameron_1903_

 

 

b.) P. flaviceps karenkona (Sonan 1929)
- Taiwan
http://academia.edu/...iceps_Karenkona
http://www.academia.edu/5000334/Paravespula_flaviceps_karenkona_Sonan_1929_

 

 

c.) P. flaviceps gracillia Lee 1986
- China
http://academia.edu/...spula_Gracillia


5.) Paravespula flavopilosa Jacobson 1978
- Eastern U.S. Canada
http://academia.edu/...ula_Flavopilosa
https://www.academia.edu/5000341/Paravespula_flavopilosa_Jacobson_1978

 

 

6.) Paravespula germanica (Fabricius 1793)
- Holarctic, Found worldwide with the exception of Antarctica (introduced into most of the world, for summary see Spradbury & Dvorak (2010) also it has been found in Hawaii but is not established (Terry posted a newspaper article about this in this forum a while back which was interesting)
http://academia.edu/...spula_Germanica
https://www.academia.edu/5000384/Paravespula_germanica_Fabricius_1793_

 

 

7.) Paravespula inexpectata Eck 1994
- Central Mexico
http://academia.edu/...ula_Inexpectata
http://www.academia.edu/5000390/Paravespula_inexpectata_Eck_1994

 

 

8.) Paravespula Koreensis (Radoszkowski 1887)
- Russia, Asia
http://academia.edu/...spula_Koreensis
https://www.academia.edu/5000403/Paravespula_koreensis_Radoszkowski_1887_

 

 

a.) P. koreensis salebrosa Archer 1981
- China, Vietnam
http://academia.edu/...ensis_Salebrosa
https://www.academia.edu/5000426/Paravespula_koreensis_salebrosa_Archer_1982

 

 

b.) P. koreensis stizoides (Buysson 1905)
- China, India, Laos
http://academia.edu/...ensis_Stizoides
http://www.academia.edu/5000416/Paravespula_koreensis_stizoides_Du_Buysson_1905_

 

 

c.) P. koreensis hainensis Lee 1986
- China (Hainan Island)
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Hainensis


9.) Paravespula maculifrons (Buysson 1905)
- Eastern U.S., Canada, Northern Mexico
http://academia.edu/...ula_Maculifrons
https://www.academia.edu/5000430/Paravespula_maculifrons_Du_Buysson_1905_

 

 

10.) Paravespula orbata (Buysson 1902)
- Asia
http://academia.edu/.../Vespula_Orbata
http://www.academia.edu/5000444/Paravespula_orbata_Du_Buysson_1902_

 

 

a.) P. orbata nujiangensis Dong & Wang 2004
-China (Yunnan)
http://academia.edu/...la_Nujiangensis
https://www.academia.edu/5000474/Paravespula_orbata_nujiangensis_Dong_and_Wang_2004

 

 

11.) Paravespula pensylvanica (Saussure 1857)
- Western U.S. Canada, Mexico (Introduced to hawaii where it is now established. It has also been introduced to Australia but is not established)
http://academia.edu/...la_Pensylvanica
https://www.academia.edu/5000487/Paravespula_pensylvanica_De_Saussure_1857_

 

 

12.) Paravespula shidai Ishikawa, Yamane, & Wagner 1980
- China, Japan, Korea, Russia
http://academia.edu/.../Vespula_Shidai
https://www.academia.edu/5000521/Paravespula_shidai_Ishikawa_Sk._Yamane_and_Wagner_1980

 

 

a.) P. shidai amamiana Yamane 1987
- Japan (Amamiana Island, Ryuku Island)
http://academia.edu/...Shidai_Amamiana


13.) Paravespula squamosa (Drury 1773)
- U.S., Mexico (Introduced in to Canada (Ontario) but is not established (See Buck et al (2008) Recently a nest of P.squamosa has been found in Curacao, (Dutch Carribean). This nest was exterminated. Reports of this species in St. Eustatius were also made (See Esteban (2009)
http://academia.edu/...espula_Squamosa
https://www.academia.edu/5000535/Paravespula_squamosa_Drury_1773_

 

 

a.) P. squamosa michoacana Bequaert 1941*
- Central Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras
*( Workers and queens of this subspecies are much darker in appearance with queens resembling workers of typical squamosa in metasomal pattern. Workers are generally very dark and some even have an all black T-2 with narrow apical bands completely lacking the "hourglass" markings most workers have traces of them however. The reports of V. squamosa in Bequaert (1941b), Hunt et al (2001) and Landolt (2009, 2010) are of this subspecies as well as specimens and nest photos seen from Guatemala taken by Jose Monzon Sierra as well live images of a worker online and also worker and queen specimens in the Collection of Bob Jacobson were seen)
http://academia.edu/...mosa_Michoacana
http://www.academia.edu/5000544/Paravespula_squamosa_michoacana_Bequaert_1941

 

 

14.) Paravespula structor (Smith 1870)
- India, Nepal, Myanmar, Laos, China, Myanmar
http://academia.edu/...espula_Structor
http://www.academia.edu/5000549/Paravespula_structor_Smith_1870_

 

 

15.) Paravespula suphurea (Saussure 1854)
- Western U.S., Mexico
http://academia.edu/...spula_Sulphurea
http://www.academia.edu/5000559/Paravespula_sulphurea_De_Saussure_1854_

 

 

16.) Paravespula vulgaris (Linnaeus 1758)
- Europe, Asia, Middle East (Introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, and recently also introduced to Argentina, (See Maschioci et al (2010), Chile (See Barrera & Vidal (2013), Africa (Saint Helena) (See Archer (2012), and a specimen was recently been found in Cuba, and also it appars to become naturalized on Tahiti Island (French Polynesia) (See Vallas (2012)
http://academia.edu/...espula_Vulgaris
http://www.academia.edu/5000566/Paravespula_vulgaris_Linnaeus_1758_

 

 

a.) P. vulgaris spp A (Undescribed Species)
- Japan
http://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Vespula_Vulgaris_Spp_A
http://www.academia.edu/5000575/Paravespula_vulgaris_Spp_A

 

 

b.) P. vulgaris rufosignata Eck 1998
- India (Kashmir)
http://academia.edu/...ula_Rufosignata
http://www.academia.edu/5000584/Paravespula_vulgaris_rufosignata_Eck_1998

 

 

c.) P. vulgaris vetus Eck 1999
- China, Mongolia
http://academia.edu/..._Vulgaris_Vetus
http://www.academia.edu/5000591/Paravespula_vulgaris_vetus_Eck_1999

E.) NEBULOUS TAXA


50.) Vespula adulterina colchica Birula (1930)
- Asian Russia
http://www.academia.edu/4967198/Psuedovespula_adulterina_colchica_Birula_1930

I have seen a queen specimen of this subspecies and it seems to be a valid subspecies. Publications mentioning this species are that of;
Birula (1930a): http://www.academia....ritter_Beitrag_ and
Bequaert (1932): http://www.academia....ptera_Vespinae_


51.) Dolichovespula media geerii lepeletier (1836)
- Central & Sourthern Europe
https://www.academia.edu/4975556/Dolichovespula_media_geerii_Lepeletier_1836_

This central and southern European form is mentioned as a valid subspecies by certain authors, i.e.
Birula (1927): http://www.academia....weiter_Bietrag_
Ishikawa (1969): http://www.academia....ptera_Vespidae_
Falk (1982): http://www.academia....ish_social_wasp
D.media geerii is listed as a valid subspecies in the checklists in
Edwards (1980): http://www.academia....ogy_and_Control and
Matsuura & Yamane (1990): http://www.academia....e_Vespine_Wasps however I have seen no pictures or specimens of this subspecies so it remains nebulous whether or not it is valid.


52.) Dolichovespula saxonica monticola Birula 1930
- Caucasus

This subspecies was considered to be valid by Bequaert (1932) and has been mentioned in the checklists of Edwards (1980) and Matsuura & Yamane (1990). I have not seen any specimens or photos of this subspecies so I cannot confirm if it is valid at this time. Papers on this variety can be found here:
Birula (1930a): http://www.academia....ritter_Beitrag_
Bequaert (1932): http://www.academia....ptera_Vespinae_


53.) ?Vespula Gongshanensis Dong 2005
- China (Yunnan)
https://www.academia.edu/4999572/Vespula_gonshanensis_Dong_2005

(Carpenter (2011a): http://academia.edu/...ptera_Vespidae_synonomized V.gongshanensis with rufa by comparing notes in the abstracts and figures in Dong et al (2005): http://academia.edu/...hina_IN_CHINESE , However there is a photo of the Holotype is available on the net and looks suspiciously like a Dolichovespula species which is close to D.panda Archer in appearance. Both myself and Bob Jacobson (who hasn't seen anything like it after studying extensively Vespine wasps from around the world). The translated descriptions of the Queens, Workers, and Males, sound radically different. Personally I think he is describing several different species of wasps, and that the holotype queen looks suspiciously like V. koreensis salebrosa which has been reported from China and Vietnam. Also he does not state whether the females he collected were workers or queens. To further add to the confusion he adds notes on the nesting biology of this species and makes it sound like a Paravespula species! yet he compares this species to V. rufa rufa to further the confusion: http://academia.edu/...ISH_TRANSLATION This taxon is nebulous and needs to be properly studied. I think from this point of view V.yulongensis (which looks like a queen of a rufa subspecies) and V. nujiangensis (which is much redder than any orbata woker I've ever seen) could be distinct. Unfortunatly Vespula nujiangensis is only known by one worker specimen and has not been properly studied. On the other hand regarding Dong's new species V.yunlongensis is a typical queen of V.flaviceps and should not be further studied. UPDATE 2/21/15: I have seen a photo of the holotype worker emailed to me by Kees Van Acterberg and V. gongshanensis is V. structor. (Mystery solved).

 

54.) Vespula sp. 1 HMC

- Mexico

A specimen from San Christobal, Mexico is also of intrest as it could posssibly represent a new species or be a worker of V. inexpectata Eck a species of which very little is known. This specimen (while blurry) can be found here:
https://www.academia.edu/4999669/Vespula_Sp._1_HMC_San_Cristobal_Mexico_

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I have edited this post to add distributional data and species notes. I could not Include Provespa or Vespa in the list as I am not familliar with many of these species. An expert such as Vespa bicolor is much more qualified. I will try to upload links and photos of each species /subspecies in the near future. If any of you guys are curious about a particular species or subspecies I have a papers, photos, and data on each species or subspecies and I would be more than happy to help with any questions. :afro:

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As promised I will provide photos of The species of the world Here is the photographic index of species and subspecies of all the yellowjackets worldwide:

Genus Pseudovespula Bischoff 1931
(Parasitic species)

Pseudovespula adulterina Buysson (1905) (Queens, Males and a Parastized D. saxonica Nest)

Dolichovespula_adulterina_F.JPG

Dolichovespula_adulterina_M.JPG

Dolichovespula_adulterina_MT.JPG

Dolichovespula-adulterina-a30336076 male.jpg

adulterina m.JPG

adulterina q.JPG

parasitized saxonica nest.jpg

parasitized saxonica nest.jpg

adulterina czech.jpg

adulerina saxonica nest.jpg

adulterina female.jpg

adulterina male.jpg

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More to come soon.

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Pseudovespula adulterina montivaga Yamane 1982
(Queens, Males, Parasitized Nests)

montivaga male.jpg

pacifica montivaga nest japan.gif

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montivaga.jpg

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Pseudovespula arctica Rowher 1916 (typical form found in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, and also Alaska)
Queens and males and nests:

arctica m3.jpg

arctica m2.jpg

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arctica para.jpg

arctica1.jpg

Dolichovespula arctica male (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula arctica male (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula arctica male (3lateral).jpg

arctica q face.jpg

arctica q sideways.jpg

arctica q dorsal.jpg

arctica m face.jpg

arctica m dorsal.jpg

arctica m sideways.jpg

arctica m live.jpg

arctica variation.jpg

arctica male.jpg

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Here are some photos showing the differences of closely colored species (i.e. D. maculata, Ps. arctica, and A. consobrina) and also the queens of Ps. arctica spp.A & B.

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Pseudovespula arctica spp.A (White -marked form) (Western U.S., Canada) queens and males

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arctica A q3.jpg

arctica Am1.jpg

arctica a m3.jpg

arctica a m4.jpg

arctica A nest.jpg

arctica a nest 2.jpg

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arctica spp white queen.jpg

male of white arctica spp.JPG

male of white arctica spp1.JPG

male of white arctica spp2.JPG

male of white arctica spp3.JPG

male of white arctica spp4.JPG

d.arctica spp#A male.jpg

arctica male spp.jpg

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Psuedovespula arctica spp.B (Yellow-marked form) (Western U.S., Canada) queens, males, and nests

arctica sp2 m1.jpg

arctica sp2 m2.jpg

arctica spp2 m3.jpg

male of the yellow.jpg

arctca yellow nest.jpg

nest spp2 2.jpg

WHTH4HRRGHRREHNZXLHR6H3HXHOHWHOHNHFH2HBH5H5ZHLGZSLEZ5LYH8LWZILVZ8LLRNHOH8H4ZQL.jpg

1 (1dorsal).jpg

2 2ventral).jpg

3 (3lateral).jpg

4 (1dorsal).jpg

4 (2ventral).jpg

6 (3lateral).jpg

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Psuedovespula omissa Bischoff 1931 (Queens and Males)

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Dolichovespula_omissa pin 1.JPG

Dolichovespula_omissa q pin.JPG

Dolichovespula_omissa_T.JPG

omissa q1.JPG

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omissa m2.jpg

omissa m 3.jpg

omissa m4.jpg

Dolichovespula_omissa_M.jpg

omissa face.jpg

omissa side 2.jpg

omissa side.jpg

omissa dorsal.jpg

omissa female Czech Republic.jpg

omissa male Czeck Republic.jpg

omissa male.jpg

omissa.jpg

omissa female.jpg

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Genus Vespula Thompson 1869

(Parasitic species)

 

Vespula austriaca (Panzer 1799) (Queens & Males)

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Vespula austriaca L russia.jpg

Vespula_austriaca.JPG

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vespula-austriaca_11jd.jpg

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austi male.jpg

vespulaAustriacamale europe.jpg

austriaca q spec.jpg

austriaca.jpg

austriaca1.jpg

austriaca2.jpg

austriaca3.jpg

austriaca4.jpg

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Vespula adulterina spp.A (= Vespula shinanoensis Takamizawa (2005) (Queens & Males)

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Vespula+austriaca+f+Hokkaido+Japan first.jpg

Vespula+austriaca+f++Hokkaido+Japan1.jpg

Vespula+austriaca+m+Hokkaido+Japan.jpg

shinoensis male.jpg

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shinanoensis male live.gif

shinanoensis male live 2.gif

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V. shinanoensis.jpg

shinanoensis nest.jpg

shinanoensis.jpg

shinanoensis male1.jpg

shinanoensis male2.jpg

shinanoensis male3.jpg

shinanoensis male4.jpg

shinanoensis.jpg

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Vespula Infernalis (Panzer 1799) (Queens & Males)

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austriaca_butt.jpg

Vespula austriaca (1dorsal).jpg

Vespula austriaca (2ventral).jpg

Vespula austriaca (3lateral).jpg

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infernalis2.jpg

infernalis3.jpg

infernalis.jpg

infernalis Ontario.jpg

infernalis m face.jpg

austriaca male side.jpg

infernalis m dorsal.jpg

infernalis q face.jpg

infernalis q side.jpg

infernalis q dorsal.jpg

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I will do the Dolichovespula species later. I hope you guys enjoyed this post so far.

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Genus Dolichovespula Rowher (1916)


Dolichovespula albida Sladen 1918 (queens, workers, males, and nests)

albida queen.jpg

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albida w2.jpg

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2008-july-13_arcticyellowjacket live.jpg

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nest2.jpg

nest3.jpg

nest4.jpg

wasp-nest-on-cliff.jpg

albida male.jpg

albida male 2.jpg

albida nest.jpg

albida male 1.jpg

albida male 2.jpg

albida.JPG

albida.jpg

albida male1.jpg

albida male 2.jpg

albida male 3.jpg

Dolichovespula albida male (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula albida male (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula albida male (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula albida worker (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula albida worker (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula albida worker (3lateral).jpg

albida q 2.jpg

albida w 3.jpg

albida w 4.jpg

albida q face.jpg

albida q sideways.jpg

albida q dorsal.jpg

albida w face.jpg

albida w dorsal.jpg

albida w sideways.jpg

albida m face.jpg

albida m sideways.jpg

albida m dorsal.jpg

d.albida q topview.jpg

d.albida q sideview.jpg

d.albida q face.jpg

d.albida worker top view.jpg

d.albida w sideview.jpg

d.albida w face.jpg

albida male.jpg

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Dolichovespula alpicola Eck 1984 (Queens, Males, workers, and nests)

alpicola queens.jpg

alpicola q2.jpg

alpicola q 1 side.JPG

alpicola q + W.jpg

alpicola workers.jpg

alpicola workers2.jpg

alpicola w1 side.JPG

alpicola male + worker.jpg

alpicolam.jpg

nest 1.jpg

nest2.jpg

alpicola queen live.jpg

alpicola comb.jpg

alpicola q face.jpg

alpicola w face.jpg

alpicola m face.jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola queen (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola queen (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola queen (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola worker (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola worker (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula alpicola worker (2ventral).jpg

alpicola queen 1.jpg

alpicola queen 3.jpg

alpicola quuen 4.jpg

alpicola queen 5.jpg

alpicola worker 2.jpg

alpicol worker 1.jpg

alpicola male.JPG

alpicola 1.jpg

alpicola2.jpg

alpicola male1.jpg

alpicola male2.jpg

alpicolaw1.jpg

alpicolaw2.jpg

alpicola1.JPG

alpicola2.JPG

alpicola face.jpg

alpicola.jpg

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Dolichovespula arenaria Fabricius (1775) (Quuens, Workers, Males, and nests)

arnariaq3.jpg

2007-aug-17-commonaerialyellowjacketw1.jpg

arenariaw2.jpg

the worker.jpg

the majestic worker.jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria male (1dorsal).jpg

male1.jpg

male2.jpg

exterior.jpg

interior.jpg

nest.jpg

the sand nest.jpg

unusual nest.jpg

arenaria nest.jpg

Dolichovespula+arenaria+reproductive+comb+NC.jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria male (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria male (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria queen (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria queen (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria queen (3lateral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria worker (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria worker (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula arenaria worker (3lateral).jpg

arenaria1.jpg

arenaria 2.jpg

arenaria live w.jpg

arenaria nest.jpg

arenaria q face.jpg

arenaria q sideways.jpg

arenaria q dorsal.jpg

arenaria w face.jpg

arenaria w sideways.jpg

arenaria w dorsal.jpg

arenaria m face.jpg

arenaria m sideways.jpg

arenaria m dorsal.jpg

arenaria.jpg

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Dolichovespula baileyi Archer 1987 (Queen)

Dolichovespula_20baileyi_20#1.jpg

Dolichovespula_20baileyi_20#2 face.jpg

Page-1-Image-2.jpg

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Dolichovespula flora Archer 1987 (Queens and Workers)

D.+flora+queen+#1.jpg

D__20flora_20queen_20#2.jpg

D__20flora_20queen_20#3.jpg

D__20flora_20queen_20#4a.jpg

D__20flora_20queen_20#5.jpg

D__20flora_20worker_20#1.jpg

D__20flora_20worker_20#2.jpg

D__20flora_20worker_20#3.jpg

D__20flora_20worker_20#4.jpg

20140629_083942.jpg

Page-3-Image-5.jpg

Dolichovespula flora.jpg

Dolichovespula flora1.jpg

D.flora.jpg

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Dolichovespula intermedia Birula 1930 (Queens, Workers, and males)

dolichovespula_20intermedia_20birula w.jpg

Dolichovespula_intermedia_F.jpg

Dolichovespula_intermedia_FT.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+q++Pakistan.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+q+Pakistan.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+w++Afghanistan.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+w+Afghanistan.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+m++Kashmir.jpg

Dolichovespula+intermedia+m+Kashmir.jpg

intermedia.jpg

intermedia face.jpg

Dolichovespula intermedia.jpg

intermedia.jpg

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Dolichovespula kuami Kim & Yoon (1996) ( queens & workers)

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kuami face.jpg

kuami.jpg

kuami2.jpg

kuami3.jpg

kuami 4.jpg

kuami5.jpg

kuami 1.jpg

kuami 2.jpg

kuami 3.jpg

kuami 4.jpg

kuami 1.jpg

kuami2.jpg

kuami3.JPG

kuami4.JPG

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Dolichovespula lama Buysson (1903) (Worker)

A partial figure of the queen is given in Fig. B (In Abb.1 on P.36): http://www.academia.edu/1464843/Eck_1984b_Bestimmungsschlussel_fur_die_Arten_der_Gattung_Dolichovespula_ROWHER_1916_Hymenoptera_Vespidae_A_key_to_the_world_species_of_the_Genus_Dolichovespula_Hymenoptera_vespidae_IN_GERMAN

A figure of the clypeal pattern (See fig.4 on P. 197) and metasomal pattern of D. lama can be found in Fig. 2 on P. 198): http://www.academia.edu/1509429/Lee_1986a_Notes_on_the_genus_Dolichovespula_from_China_Hymenoptera_Vespidae_IN_CHINESE

Dolichovespila+lama-1.pdf

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Dolichovespula maculata Linneaus (1763) (Queens, Workers, Males, and Nests)

maculata usable specimen q.jpg

maculataq3.jpg

maculataq live.jpg

maculata w specimen.jpg

maculata w1.jpg

maculataw1.jpg

macworker2.jpg

macworker3.jpg

macmale1.jpg

macmale2.jpg

macmale3.jpg

nest tube.jpg

nest2.jpg

nest3.jpg

nest cross section.jpg

maculata1.jpg

maculata2.jpg

maculata3.jpg

maculata5.jpg

maculata 4.jpg

Dolichovespula maculata (1dorsal).jpg

Dolichovespula maculata (2ventral).jpg

Dolichovespula maculata (3lateral).jpg

maculata 1.jpg

maculata2.jpg

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Dolichovespula media Retzius (1783) (Queens, Workers, Males, and Nests)

mediaq2.jpg

mediaq3.jpg

dolichovespula_m q 1.jpg

worker wrestling.jpg

media worker hollywood.jpg

media worker russia.jpg

iaalian media worker.jpg

Dolichovespula-media-5 intermediate worker.jpg

interesting media w.jpg

Middelste-Wesp-Dolichovespula-media worker.jpg

media dark w.jpg

media broadbanded w.jpg

dolichovespula-media_11jd (the set).jpg

media family in japan.jpg

the other media male.jpg

media male.jpg

media male 1.jpg

media male japan.jpg

media tube disected.jpg

media-male_specimen awesome.JPG

media q.jpg

media male.jpg

media w.JPG

media.jpg

media specimens.jpg

media q.jpg

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