Females of Polistes
Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) paper wasps have the options of independent or cooperative breeding, and usurpation in a few species in temperate climates (Reeve 1991).
Not only cuticular lipids: first evidence of differences between foundresses and their daughters in polar substances in the paper wasp Polistes
In this project I will adopt a novel approach to understand cooperative behaviour in two social insects that have evolved different levels of sociality: the primitively eusocial paper wasp Polistes
dominula and the highly eusocial fire ant Solenopsis invicta.
(Polistella) wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) from mountainous areas of northern Vietnam, with description of five new species.
4 years) using questionnaires, total IgE determination with nephelometric method and phadiotop determinations with fluoroimmunoassay, epidermal/intradermal testing with Apidae, Vespidae and Polistes
Taking a close-up look (with respectful distance) at the faces of Polistes
fuscatus reveals a riot of stripes, almost-eyebrows, quasi-mustaches, forehead swatches and cheeky splashes of yellow and brown.
Visual signals of individual identity in the wasp Polistes
Slender reddish-brown wasps with black wings, Polistes
metricus paper wasps are a common sight throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern US.
Wasps' nest construction  is a good example of parallel activity: wasp workers are interchangeable; they share a same goal that is building the biggest nets as quickly as possible.
Visual information acquired during displacement and initial orientation in Polistes
Social wasps in the genus Polistes
are sometimes referred to as paper wasps, a term which also refers to a much broader group of Vespidae (Greene & Caron 1980).
The objective of the current study was to identify and to measure colonies of the social wasp Polistes
versicolor Olivier, 1791 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) that were attacked by parasitoids in the campus of the Federal University of Vicosa in Vicosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.