VESPIDAE (Potter Wasps, Mason Wasps & Social Wasps)

Vespula rufa with Araneus diadematus prey *3

Family VESPIDAE (Potter Wasps, Mason Wasps & Social Wasps)
Subfamily EUMENINAE (Potter & Mason Wasps)
ODYNERUS Latreille, 1802
S.ODYNERUS s.str.
melanocephalus (Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1790) – [GB Restricted, Nationally Scarce A] {Records before 1970}
spinipes (Linnaeus, 1758) – [GB Widespread]

GYMNOMERUS Blüthgen, 1938
laevipes (Schuckard, 1837) – [GB Widespread]

MICRODYNERUS Thomson, 1874
exilis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839) – [GB Restricted, Nationally Scarce B]

ANCISTROCERUS Wesmael, 1836
antilope (Panzer, 1798) – [GB Widespread, RDB3]
gazella (Panzer, 1798) – [GB Widespread]
nigricornis (Curtis, 1826) – [GB Universal] {Records before 1900}
oviventris (Wesmael, 1836) – [GB Universal]
parietinus (Linnaeus, 1758) – [GB Universal]
parietum (Linnaeus, 1758) – [GB Universal] {Records before 1970}
scoticus (Curtis, 1826) – [GB Universal]
trifasciatus (Müller, 1776) – [GB Widespread]

SYMMORPHUS Wesmael, 1836
bifasciatus (Linnaeus, 1761) – [GB Universal]

Subfamily VESPINAE (Social Wasps)
VESPA Linnaeus, 1758
crabro Linnaeus, 1758 – [GB Widespread]

DOLICHOVESPULA Rohwer, 1916
S.DOLICHOVESPULA s.str.
media (Retzius, 1783) – [GB Widespread, Nationally Scarce A]

S.PSEUDOVESPULA Bischoff, 1931
sylvestris (Scopoli, 1763) – [GB Universal]

VESPULA Thomson, 1869
S.VESPULA s.str.
rufa (Linnaeus, 1758) – [GB Universal]

S.PARAVESPULA Blüthgen, 1938
germanica (Fabricius, 1793) – [GB Universal]
vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) – [GB Universal]

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