Data for geometric morphometric analyses of the wing venation of wasps (Vespinae, Vespidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta)


This dataset includes wing landmark coordinates for Vespinae specimens (Vespidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta). The data were used in the geometric morphometric analyses of Abels & Wedmann (2022). Information on the different Vespinae specimens are archived separately in PANGAEA (see Related to section, Abels & Wedmann 2021). Perrard et al. (2014, 2015) provided data of 19 landmark coordinates of 1025 measured Vespinae wings, of which 17 landmarks are resorted and reproduced in this data set. The following five specimens and their wing landmarks are added: Vespula rufa (photo "Rødveps Vespula rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)" by Arnstein Staverløkk CC BY-SA 4.0,, accessed 21.02.2021), Vespula nursei (Kumar & Carpenter 2018: Fig. 5), Vespula pensylvanica (Snelling 1981: Fig. 66), the fossil Palaeovespa socialis (Poinar 2005: Fig. 14) and the species Vespula? hassiaca described in Abels & Wedmann (2022). For details on data acquisition and analysis see Abels & Wedmann (2022).

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Creator Abels, Jacqueline; Wedmann, Sonja
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 41200 data points
Discipline Earth System Research