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Hornets, Paper Wasps, Spider Wasps and allies

HYMENOPTERA - APOCRITA - ACULEATA - VESPOIDEA (excluding Formicidae)

This page displays images of wasps belonging to VESPOIDEA, including Hornets, Paper Wasps, Spider Wasps, Mason Wasps and Potter Wasps, but excluding Ants.
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Polistes rothneyi or Kiashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2001, Oizumi, Yamanashi, Japan. A Paper Wasp [1], Polistes jokahamae, or Seguro Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 08/2003, Tokyo, Japan. Unidentified Wasp. photo: 08/2004, Overbridge, Suriname.

Unidentified Wasps. photo: 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname. Polistes rothneyi or Ki Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 04/2005, Kanagawa, Japan. Polistes snelleni [1][2][3] or Ko Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 04/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

A Mason Wasp [1][2], or Doro-Bachi <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Wasp [1][2], Vespula flaviceps or Kuro Suzume-Bachi <Vespidae - Vespinae>. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Paper Wasp [1][2][3], Parapolybia indica. or Mumon Hoso Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

A Hornet [1], Vespa analis insularis or Kogata Suzume-Bachi. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Paper Wasp [2][3][4], Polistes jokahamae, or Seguro Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Potter Wasp [1][2], Suzu-Bachi or Oreumenes decoratus <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan.

A Paper Wasp [1][2][3], or Polistes takasagonus <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. A Mason Wasp [1][2][3], or Eumenes tosawae <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. A Paper Wasp, Hoso Ashinagabachi or Parapolybia sp. <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan.

A Paper Wasp [1][2], or Polistes tenebricosus, probably <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. Unidentified Spider Wasp <Pompilidae>. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. A Paper Wasp, Yamato Ashinagabachi or Polistes japonicus <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 06/2005, Chichi, Taiwan.

Unidentified Wasp <->. photo: 06/2005, Chichi, Taiwan. Unidentified Spider Hunting Wasp <Pompilidae>. photo: 06/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Paper Wasp [1][2], Futamon Ashinaga-Bachi or Polistes chinensis <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.

A Paper Wasp [2][3][4], Ki Ashinaga-Bachi or Polistes rothneyi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Paper Wasp [4][5], Ko Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes snelleni <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Paper Wasp, Parapolybia varia, or Hime Hoso Ashinagabachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.

A Paper Wasp [4], Parapolybia indica, or Mumon Hoso Ashinagabachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Paper Wasp [6], Ko Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes snelleni <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Mason Wasp [1], Ookabafusuji Doro-Bachi, or Orancistrocerus drewseni <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 07/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

A Paper Wasp [1][2], Kiboshi Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes mandarinus <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Flower Wasp [1][2], Komon Tsuchi-bachi or Scolia histrionica <Vespoidea - Scoliidae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. A Flower Wasp [1][2], Kiobi Tsuchi-bachi or Scolia oculata <Vespoidea - Scoliidae>. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.

A Paper Wasp [5], Polistes jokahamae, or Seguro Ashinaga-Bachi <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Hornet [2][3][4], Vespa analis insularis or Kogata Suzume-Bachi. photo: 07/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Mason Wasp, Oo Futaobi Doro-Bachi, or Anterhynchium flavomarginatum <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 08/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

Unidentified Wasp. photo: 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia. Unidentified Wasp. photo: 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia. Unidentified Paper Wasp. photo: 08/2005, Daan Viljoen GR, Namibia.

A Hornet [5][6], Vespa analis insularis or Kogata Suzume-Bachi. photo: 08/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Flower Wasp [1][2], Campsomeris prismatica or Kinke Haranaga Tsuchi-Bachi <Vespoidea - Scoliidae>. photo: 09/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Potter Wasp [3][4], Suzu-Bachi or Oreumenes decoratus <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 09/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

A Hornet [7][8], Vespa analis insularis or Kogata Suzume-Bachi. photo: 10/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Flower Wasp [3][4], Campsomeris prismatica or Kinke Haranaga Tsuchi-Bachi. photo: 10/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Hornet [9][10][11], Vespa analis insularis or Kogata Suzume-Bachi. photo: 11/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

A Mason Wasp [2], Ookabafusuji Doro-Bachi, or Orancistrocerus drewseni <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 06/2006, Tokyo, Japan. A Hornet, Vespa analis simillima xanthoptera or Kiiro Suzume-Bachi. photo: 05/2006, Kumamoto, Japan. Unidentified Spider Hunting Wasp <Pompilidae>. photo: 05/2006, Tokyo, Japan.

A Mason Wasp [2], Ookabafusuji Doro-Bachi, or Orancistrocerus drewseni <Vespidae - Eumeninae>. photo: 06/2006, Tokyo, Japan. A Spider Hunting Wasp, Namimon Bekkô or Batozonellus maculifrons <Pompilidae>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. A Paper Wasp, Yamato Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes japonicus ssp. <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan.

A Paper Wasp, Kiiro Futamon Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes chinensis chinensis <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. A Paper Wasp, Okinawa Chibi Ashinaga-bachi or Ropalidia fasciata <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. A Spider Hunting Wasp, Oo Shirofu Bekkô or Episyron arrogans <Pompilidae>. photo: 05/2007, Ehime, Japan.

A Paper Wasp [7], Ko Ashinaga-bachi or Polistes snelleni <Vespidae - Polistinae>. photo: 05/2008, Tokyo, Japan. A Flower Wasp [5], Campsomeris prismatica or Kinke Haranaga Tsuchi-Bachi. photo: 10/2008, Ibaraki, Japan. back to upper category


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