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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Vespoidea

Familia: Vespidae
Subfamilia: Eumeninae
Tribus: Odynerini
Genus: Abispa
Species (6): A. australiana – A. ephippium – A. eximia – A. laticincta – A. ruficornis – A. splendida

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2012 Annual Checklist]

Abispa Mitchell, 1838

Abispa ephippium

Abispa ephippium

⧼Primary reference⧽

Mitchell 1838: Three Exped. Australia, 1, 104.

selected references

Matthews, R.W.; Matthews, J.R. 2004: Biological notes on three species of giant Australian mason wasps, Abispa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 77 (4): 573–583. JSTOR
Matthews, R.W.; Matthews, J.R. 2009: Nesting behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): extended parental care in an Australian mason wasp. Psyche, 2009 , Article ID 851694 DOI: 10.1155/2009/851694
Vecht, J. van der 1960: On Abispa and some other Eumenidae from the Australian region (Hymenoptera, Vespoidea). Nova Guinea (zoology), 10 (6): 91–115. [not seen]


Nomenclator Zoologicus

Abispa is a genus of large Australasian potter wasps belonging to the subfamily Eumeninae.[1]

Abispa australiana
Abispa ephippium, the "Australian hornet"
Abispa eximia
Abispa laticincta
Abispa ruficornis
Abispa splendida[2]

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