Vespula pensylvanica

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title = {The Vespinae of North America (Vespidae, Hymenoptera)},
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pages = {37--65},
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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Hymenoptera
Familia: Vespidae
Genus: Vespula

Name

Vespula pensylvanica (de Saussure)Wikispecies linkPensoft Profile

Distribution

This is the most abundant pest species of Vespula on the West Coast and much of the interior west of North America.

Biology

Nests are usually built in cavities, which may be in the ground or in structures, such as attics, wall voids and even basements. The nests can become huge and often become perennial in warmer climates. These wasps are general scavengers, and will feed on live prey or any other source of protein or sugar including garbage. It is adventive in Hawaii.

Taxon Treatment

Other References

  1. Saussure H (1857) Bemerkungen über die Gattung Vespa, besonders über die amerikanischen Arten. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 18: 114-117.
  2. Cresson E (1874) Descriptions of new Hymenoptera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 5: 99-102.

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