Wasp
( Aculeata )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Monophyletic group that includes the "stinging wasps", ants and bees; many form colonies (small to very large), some with pronounced division of labor (eusociality).

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Aculeata
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Common Name:Wasp
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Holometabola
Taxon Code:HYM01459
ITIS/TSN:709253

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
Typically, females have 12 antennomeres, contrasted with 13 in males.
Child Taxa
Suborders Apocrita and Symphyta

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/117315). Accessed July 2, 2016. .
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