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Vespa mandarinia Smith 1852 (Asian giant hornet)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Vespidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 346277

Full reference: F. Smith. 1852. Descriptions of some new and apparently undescribed species of hymenopterous insects from North China, collected by Robert Fortune, Esq. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, New Series 2:33-45

Belongs to Vespa according to M. E. Archer 1995

Sister taxa: Vespa bilineata, Vespa binghami, Vespa ciliata, Vespa cordifera, Vespa crabroniformis, Vespa nigra, Vespa picea

Subtaxa: Vespa mandarinia magnifica

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