Polistes

Tan, Jiang-Li, Achterberg, Kees Van, Duan, Mei-Jiao & Chen, Xue-Xin, 2014, An illustrated key to the species of subgenus Gyrostoma Kirby, 1828 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) from China, with discovery of Polistes (Gyrostoma) tenuispunctia Kim, 2001, Zootaxa 3785 (3), pp. 377-399: 378-379

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3785.3.3

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Polistes
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Key to subgenera of the genus Polistes  from China

1. Clypeus latero-dorsally extending far above the anterior tentorial pits ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 a). Pronotal fovea absent ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 b); mesepisternum without dorsal mesepisternal groove ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 c) and epicnemial carina ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 d)................ Polistella Ashmead, 1904

- Clypeus latero-dorsally extending not or somewhat far beyond the anterior tentorial pits ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 aa). Pronotal fovea present ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 bb); mesepisternum with dorsal episternal groove ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 cc) or/and epicnemial carina ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 dd)..................... 2

2. Pronotal carina lamellate ventrad to fovea ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 a); parastigma (prestigma) [pa] of forewing more than 0.5x as long as the basal length of pterostigma [pt] ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 b, b').............................................. Gyrostoma Kirby, 1828 

- Pronotal carina shortened or blunt, not lamellate below fovea ( Fig. 4 aa); parastigma relatively short, less than or equal to the 0.5x length of pterostigma ( Fig. 4 bb).................................................... Polistes Latreille, 1802