Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paper Wasp: Polistes tenebricosus - Tawon

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I found this paper wasp when I was helping my father who working on a something. I wonder why the wasp do not fly. It just moved up on a board. When I look closer, it apparently lost one of its forewing. I often see this kind of paper wasp flying around a wooden door in the backyard before.

In Indonesian, wasp is tawon or tabuhan.

Scientific Classification of Paper Wasp: Polistes tenebricosus - Tawon
Domain Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis, 1978 – eukaryotes / lifeforms with nucletic cells
Kingdom Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 – animals
Subkingdom Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 – bilaterians
Branch Protostomia Grobben, 1908 – protostomes
Infrakingdom Ecdysozoa A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
Superphylum Panarthropoda Cuvier
Phylum Arthropoda Latreille, 1829 – arthropods
Subphylum Mandibulata Snodgrass, 1938
Infraphylum Atelocerata Heymons, 1901
Superclass Panhexapoda
Class Insecta C. Linnaeus, 1758 – insects
Subclass Dicondylia
Infraclass Pterygota - winged Insects
Superorder Hymenopterida
Order Hymenoptera C. Linnaeus, 1758 - ants, bees, and wasps
Suborder Apocrita
(unrangked) Aculeata
Superfamily Vespoidea
Family Vespidae Linnaeus, 1771 - wasps
Subfamily Polistinae
Tribe Polistini Lepeletier, 1836
Genus Polistes Latreille, 1802 - paper wasps
Species P. tenebricosus
Subgenus Gyrostoma Kirby, 1828
Botanical/Scientific name: Polistes tenebricosus Lepeletier, 1836

  • www.fobi.web.id/v/insect/f-ves/pol-ten
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistes
  • Scientific Classification in Biology
  • taxonomicon.taxonomy.nl/TaxonTree.aspx?id=28140&tree=0.1
  • zipcodezoo.com/Animals/P/Polistes_tenebricosus/
  • www.biolib.cz/en/taxonposition/id813290/
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Photos of  paper Wasp: Polistes tenebricosus - Tawon were taken using a camera phone Sony Ericsson K800i in the backyard in Jonggol, West Java, Indonesia.

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