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Dolichovespula maculata, Bald faced hornet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea

Vespoidea is a superfamily of the insect order Hymenoptera in class of insects. The members of this group are wasps and ants.


  • Bradynobaenidae
  • Formicidae - ants
  • Mutillidae - velvet ants
  • Pompilidae - spider wasps
  • Rhopalosomatidae - rhopalosomatid wasps
  • Sapygidae - sapygid wasps
  • Scoliidae - scoliid wasps
  • Sierolomorphidae - sierolomorphid wasps
  • Tiphiidae - tiphiid wasps
  • Vespidae - paper wasps, hornets, potter wasps, yellow jackets, and relatives

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