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10 Aug 2011
01 Jan 1982-Systematic Entomology
TL;DR: A natural classification is proposed, sequencing seven tribes in six subfamilies within the single family Vespidae, with the Stenogastrinae regarded as the sister‐group of the Vespinae + Polistinae.
Abstract: Phylogenetic relationships of the subfamilies and tribes of the Vespoidea Diploptera) are investigated using cladistic methods. A natural classification is proposed, sequencing seven tribes in six subfamilies within the single family Vespidae. Euparagia is the sister-group of the rest of the Vespidae. The Gayellinae and Masarinae are sister-groups, and are reduced in rank to tribes within the subfamily Masarinae. This is the sister-group of the Eumeninae + Stenogastrinae + Polistinae + Vespinae. The Zethinae is a paraphyletic group; both it and the Raphiglossinae are deleted and included in the Eumeninae. The Stenogastrinae is regarded as the sister-group of the Vespinae + Polistinae.
10 Aug 2011
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