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Noun1.Polistes - a genus of VespidaePolistes - a genus of Vespidae      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Vespidae, Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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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 dominulus.
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.
Polistes (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 venom extracts.
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 fuscatus.
Slender reddish-brown wasps with black wings, Polistes metricus paper wasps are a common sight throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern US.
Polistes Wasps' nest construction [20] 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 gallicus (L.
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.