Vespidae

Gawas, Sandesh M., Kumar, P. Girish, Gupta, Ankita & Sureshan, P. M., 2019, Checklist of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of Goa, India, with new records and a key to species, Zootaxa 4585 (2), pp. 269-294: 285-286

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4585.2.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/873687E8-FFD0-823E-26D3-7648FA3FFE84

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scientific name

Vespidae
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Key to the subfamilies of Vespidae  occurring in Goa, India

(modified from Carpenter & Nguyen 2003)

1. Pronotal lobe separated from tegula by a distance several times its length ( Fig. 63View FIGURES 63–76); clypeus projecting ventrally in a point or rounded ( Fig. 65View FIGURES 63–76); fore wing not longitudinally folded at rest........................................ Stenogastrinae 

- Pronotal lobe separated from tegula by a distance equal to its length or less ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 63–76); clypeus variable, pointed, truncate or rounded in males of some species ( Fig. 66View FIGURES 63–76); fore wing longitudinally folded at rest................................. 2 2. Mesoscutum with parategula ( Fig. 67View FIGURES 63–76); tarsal claws bifid ( Fig. 69View FIGURES 63–76); solitary or subsocial...................... Eumeninae

- Mesoscutum without parategula ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 63–76); tarsal claws simple ( Fig. 70View FIGURES 63–76); eusocial................................... 3

3. Hind wing with jugal lobe ( Fig. 71View FIGURES 63–76); metacoxa with even dorsal surface; metasoma petiolate to subsessile or funnel shaped in dorsal view ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 63–76); tergum 1 with gradual declivity ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 63–76).......................................... Polistinae 

- Hind wing without jugal lobe ( Fig. 72View FIGURES 63–76); metacoxa with carina on dorsal surface; metasoma sessile ( Fig. 74View FIGURES 63–76); tergum 1 with abrupt declivity ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 63–76).......................................................................... Vespinae