- Keystone-like crystals in cells of hornet combs. Stokroos, Ietse; Litinetsky, Luba; van der Want, Johannes J.L.; Ishay, Jacob S. // Nature;6/7/2001, Vol. 411 Issue 6838, p654
Reports on the keystone-like crystals found in the brood-rearing cells inside the nest combs of the hornet Vespa orientalis. Structure and composition of the crystals; Findings of the diffraction analysis made; Stages of comb building in social wasps.
- Nature Watch. // Highlights;Jul2014, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p7
The article offers information on paper wasp including how it makes paper to build its nest, how a female wasp feeds its young and ways to find a paper-wasp net and warns against getting close to the nest to avoid being stung.
- Optimality of cell arrangement and rules of thumb of cell initiation in Polistes dominulus: a modeling approach. István Karsai; Zsolt Pézes // Behavioral Ecology;Jul2000, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p387
Possible adaptivity and mechanisms of nest construction of a paper wasp, Polistes dominulus, were studied by analyses of nest structures and modeling. Results suggest that nests are not built in agreement with the currently accepted â€œeconomy material usageâ€ hypothesis because...
- Your questions answered. Knight, Frank // Conservationist;Oct94, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p36
Discusses various topics regarding conservation and wildlife. Relocation of squirrels; Defensive system of hornets; Decline of bat population; Tree fungus known as Laetiporus sulphureus.
- Reproduction in foundress associations of the social wasp, Polistes carolina: conventions, competition, and skew. Perttu Seppä; David C. Queller; Joan E. Strassmann // Behavioral Ecology;Jul2002, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p531
Who reproduces in colonies of social insects is determined by some combination of direct competition and more peaceful convention. We studied these two alternatives in foundresses of the paper wasp, Polistes carolina, by examining two different contexts: what determines who becomes the...
- Nestmate Discrimination in Social Wasps (Polistes metricus, Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Ross, Nancy M.; Gamboa, George J. // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;Oct1981, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p163
Summary. Laboratory-overwintered paper wasp (Polistes metricus) females preferentially associate on new nests with former nestmates (presumably their sisters) rather than with non-nestmates in the absence of cues associated with their natal nests or nest sites. Females isolated from conspecifics...
- Stinging Insects. // Pest Management Professional;Feb2012, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p47
The article offers information about stinging insects including nests of paper made by yellowjackets, hornets, and paper wasps, social wasp colonies, and nests of wax made by honey bees.
- Philopatric and Nonphilopatric Foundress Associations in the Social Wasp Polistes fuscatus. Klahn, Jeff E. // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;1979, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p417
1. Overwintering females of the paper wasp, Polistes fuscatus, were marked on their home colonies in 1977 and identified in the spring of 1978. Most females which joined foundress associations in 1978 did so with former nestmates, which are close relatives. The probability that any two...
- Costs, benefits, and plasticity of construction of nest defensive structures in paper wasps. Furuichi, Sho; Kasuya, Eiiti // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;Feb2014, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p215
Various animals build nests with defensive structures to deter predation on offspring. Construction of nest defensive structures can reduce the probability of predation but will involve various costs. Here, we examined both the costs and benefits of the construction of a nest defensive structure...