Mischocyttarus de Saussure

Genaro, Julio A., 2011, Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies, Insecta Mundi 2011 (202), pp. 1-35: 16

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Mischocyttarus de Saussure


Genus Mischocyttarus de Saussure  

This is the largest genus of social wasps, with nearly 250 described species, all from the New World. The two species occurring in Puerto Rico are both placed in the subgenus Phi Saussure   , and are closely related, being part of the mexicanus group of Silveira (2008).