Polistes


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Polistes

(pō-lis′tēz″) [Gr. polistēs, founder of a city]
A genus of stinging paper wasps of the order Hymenoptera, so-called because of the structural material used to build their nests.
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In the Neotropical eusocial paper wasp Polistes simillimus Zikan, 1951, both solitary and cooperative breeding are common reproductive tactics exhibited by females (Prezoto 2001).
Apis mellifera icin bu firmanin 63721 kod numarali Alyostal venin, vespidae icin 54210 kod numarali, Polistes icin 65833 kod numarali alyostal ekstrakti kullanildi.
Polistes paper wasps forage at times for nonprey types of foods; principally carbohydraterich or sweet materials (Barrows 1979; Beckmann and Stucky 1981; Cranshaw et al.
Social wasps of the genus Polistes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) are considered more resistant to natural enemies compared with solitary species of this group (Lorenzi and Thompson, 2011).
Using morphological, molecular, ecological and behavioral data, Kurt's research aimed to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships of New World Polistes.
1995]), 2) females size, color and physiological characteristics are constant through the seasons (some temperate zone Polistes [West- Eberhard, 1969]); 3) there is no social selection for queens with an intermediate phenotype (Noll and Zucchi, 2000).
Because the wasps, Polistes fuscatus, maintain a pecking order, observers have long speculated that colony members can tell who's who.
Yet, in general, tranquility reigns in nests of Polistes carolina, despite multiple egg layers.
Horarios de atividade forrageadora e material coletado por Polistes ferreri Saussure, 1853 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae), nas diferentes fases de seu ciclo biologico.
In the wasp species Polistes dominulus, about a third of females nest with an unrelated female.
Calopteron 29 Diptera Volucella, Eristalis 6 Hemiptera Apateticus, Podisus 5 Apiomerus, Agriocleptus, Cryptophyso- 17 deres, Zirta Hymenoptera Apis 3 Aphidius, Glyptapanteles 4 Melanosmicra 3 Ectatomma 24 Pseudomyrmex 6 Solenopsis 6 Grotea 9 Phaneroserphus 1 Foenatopus 2 Polistes canadensis L.
The European wasp species Polistes dominulus landed in Massachusetts some 20 years ago.