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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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Polistes wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) as control agents for Lepidopterous cabbage pests.
Although we only studied the colony-founding stage, Polistes wasps continue to exhibit considerable behavioral flexibility throughout the colony cycle (e.