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- Central Life Sciences. VanGundy, Doug // Pest Management Professional;Nov2012, Vol. 80 Issue 11, p60
The article offers stinging insect tips on how to identify and control stinging pest infestation which include inspecting the most popular nesting areas for stinging insects like paper wasps, knowing the different types of nests, and applying treatments during the night.
- A Yellow jacket Adventure. Louque, Jessica // Bee Culture;Nov2014, Vol. 142 Issue 11, p77
The article offers the author's view on the yellow jacket, or Vespula squamosa, as compared to honey bees and wasps. Topics discussed include the common misidentification of bees, the aggressive behavior of yellow jackets in particular, and the nature of predatory insects, as well as the...
- All about wasps. Krautwurst, T. // Mother Earth News;Jul/Aug87, Issue 106, p60
Description of wasps: mud daubers, paper wasps and yellow jackets. Their behavior and habitat; Wasps' life cycle; How to repel wasps; Nest recognition; Sting first aid.
- WASP hijackers. // Science Teacher;Oct98, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p15
Provides information on the behavior of female paper wasps (Polostes dominulus). Findings that some wasps wait for an opportunity to adopt orphaned nests or hijack nests from other queens; Comments from Philip T. Starks, a Cornell doctoral candidate in animal behavior; Possible reason for this...
- Social contracts in wasp societies. // Nature;10/29/1992, Vol. 359 Issue 6398, p823
States that in the eusocial paper wasp Polistes fuscatus, subordinate queens that co-found nests with dominant queens usually disappear after the first workers emerge. Results of a series of egg removal experiments designed to mimic egg-eating; Finding the subordinates don't change their...
- The sting. // New Scientist;10/04/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2102, p23
Reports that male wasps are imprisoned by females to prevent them from using up rations.
- It's a wise wasp that knows its own brother. // New Scientist;10/10/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1842, p16
Reports on research by scientists at the University of Georgia who have found that wasps have a special wax coating that helps the insects recognize mates. Description of the wax; Wasp colonies recognize fellow wasps by this coating; How young workers use the wax.
- `Stuffed' males save food. // BioScience;Jan1998, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p72
Discusses research which observed the practice of stuffing male wasps into empty nest cells in a colony of paper wasps. Male wasps forced to remain in cells; Research by Starks and Poe in October 2, 1997 edition of `Nature'; Details about male stuffing; Composition of wasp colonies; Roles of...
- HOW WASPS JUDGE WASPS. Stover, Down // Popular Science;Feb2003, Vol. 262 Issue 2, p36
Reports on a research conducted by Elizabeth Tibbetts, a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, which shows that wasps recognize other wasps by sight. Differences in the appearances of various paper wasps; Assumption of scientists about the behavior of wasps; Exercise...