Definition of Genus Vespa

1. Noun. Type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets.

Exact synonyms: Vespa
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Vespidae, Vespidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vespa

genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa (current term)
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna
genus Vidua
genus Vigna
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo

Literary usage of Genus Vespa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1857)
"Genus VESPA, Linn. 1. Vespa affinis, Fahr. Syst. Piez. p. 254. 6 (var. V. cine/a?). Hah. India, China, Singapore ..."

2. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1901)
"... are assuredly not more removed in structure and from a scientific point of view from genus Vespa among the ..."

3. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"Vespa (Species from genus Vespa L., Vespa, Polistes LATR.) In wasps the upper lip (labrum) is hidden behind the head-shield (clypeus) and upper jaws ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"... indeed we have already said that in the genus Vespa—perhaps the most perfectly social of all the wasps—there is one species that has no worker, ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"A name applied to several large stinging insects belonging to the family Vespidae and genus Vespa. ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"WASP, the name familiarly applied in English to insects of the genus Vespa, of which there are several native species. The hornet, Vespa. ..."

7. The American Entomologist (1868)
"The insects commonly known as " Yellow- jackets'' in the United States belong to the same genus ( Vespa) as the Bald-faced Hornet, and of course like that ..."

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