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Vespa ciliata Zhang et al. 1994 (wasp)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Vespidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 312398

Full reference: J. Zhang, B. Sun, and X. Zhang. 1994. Miocene insects and spiders from Shanwang, Shandong 1-298

Belongs to Vespa according to J. Zhang et al. 1994

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

Type specimen: Shandong Geological Museum K0371, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Shanwang, Linqu County, collection K0 (Shandong Geological Museum), which is in a Burdigalian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Shanwang Formation of China.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 30.9 x 9.6, forewing length 19.6