Polistes major major

Polistes major major

''Polistes major major'' is a neotropical eusocial paper wasp subspecies most commonly found on the Hispaniola Island and within Central America. It has been nicknamed "Avispa de caballo", the horse's wasp, in the Dominican Republic.

Recently, an issue with ''P. major major'' was evoked regarding its sting and venom; being larger than native European species, medical treatments in Spain may not be strong enough to counter the stings of the bigger wasps, such as ''P. major major''. Three peptides have been identified from ''P. major major'' venom.

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