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Noun1.Vespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jacketsVespidae - an arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
genus Vespa, Vespa - type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets
genus Vespula, Vespula - sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
genus Polistes, Polistes - a genus of Vespidae
Eumenes, genus Eumenes - mason wasps
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Keys to the Costa Rican species of paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae)
Protopolybia exigua (Saussure) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) has been reported in Brazil from the states of Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, EspIrito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Para, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Sao Paulo (Richards 1978).
Environmental factors influencing daily foraging activity of Vespulagermanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Mediterranean Australia.
1 Vespidae Polistes exlamans 1 Outer Tegula Distance (mm) Bees Apidae Apis meWfera 3.9 (0.03) Bambus impatiens 5.8 (0.1) Bombus pensylvanicus 6.5 (0.4) Nomada fervida Svastra atripes 4.9 (0.2) Xylocopa micans 7.0 (0.04) Halictidae Agapostemon splendens 3.6 (0.02) Augochlora pur a Lasioglossu m apopkensis Lasioglossum reticulatum Lasioglossum 1.4 (0.07) tarponense Lasioglossum spp.
It was found in the venom of solitarywasps Eumenidae Eumenes pomiformis and Orancistrocerus drewseni [34], in the venom of social wasps Polybia paulista (Vespidae), with evidence of its allergenic action in humans [35] as well as in various other invertebrates such as Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae), Blatella germanica (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattellidae), Penaeus monodon (Crustacea: Penaeidae), Homarus gammarus (Crustacea: Nephropidae), Mytilus edulis (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Mytilidae), and Plodia interpunctella (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a new class of allergens [36].
There were 15 families of insects: Carabidae, Chelonariidae, Chrysomelidae, Dytiscidae, Histeridae, Passalidae, Scarabaeidae, Tenebrionidae, Blattidae, Apidae, Apoidae, Formicidae, Vespidae, Termitidae and Gryllotalpidae used by sun bear in their diet.
1.1 - 1.1 FISH - - - Arthropods/ Insects Wasps Vespidae 12.5 24.9 9.5 Ants Formicidae - 4.2 - Other arthropods/insects'" 31.8 11.1 22.1 Total arthropods/insects 33.0 31.3 29.5 Plant Material 8.0 27.5 13.7 Total samples 88 307 95 Winter All year (1) NE SC NE MAMMALS Shrew Sorex spp.
Invasion dynamics of Asian hornet, Vespa velutina (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): a case study of a commune in south-west France.
Foraging behavior of Brachygastra lecheguana (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) on Banisteriopsis malifolia (Malpighiaceae): extrafloral nectar consumption and herbivore predation in a tending ant system.
Although tarantulas are larger than previously documented prey, and much larger than other prey with biting and stinging defenses (e.g., scorpions, wasps (Vespidae), and ants), they nonetheless can fit in the mouth of a Sonoran Desert toad.