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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Polistinae
Tribe: Epiponini
Genus: Brachygastra
Perty, 1833

12 species

Brachygastra is a small genus of Neotropical paper wasps, sometimes referred to as honey wasps, and well known as being one of the few types of insects other than various bees that produce and store honey.

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