Vespidae


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Vespidae

[′ves·pə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A widely distributed family of Hymenoptera in the superfamily Vespoidea including hornets, yellow jackets, and potter wasps.

Vespidae

 

(true wasps), a family of hymenopterous insects. The fore wings fold along the back when the insect is at rest. The abdomen often has alternating black and yellow stripes. The Vespidae include both solitary and social species. The females of solitary species feed their larvae with paralyzed insects (Eumeniinae, Euparagiinae, and Zethinae) or pollen (Masarinae). Social wasps have fertile females and barren females known as workers. They build complex nests of paper (Polybiinae, Polistinae, and Vespinae).

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A new species and nest type of Mischocyttarus from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae; Polistinae), with descriptions of nests of three related species.
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The impact of common and German wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) on the New Zealand beekeeping industry.
El de mayor riqueza de insectos comestibles fue Hymenoptera con un total de 10 especies, con las familias Formicidae y Vespidae como las mas diversas, seguido del orden Coleoptera, con siete y Hemiptera y Orthoptera, con cinco cada uno.
Wasps of the family Vespidae, consisting of more than 5,000 species worldwide, are distributed in all the zoogeographical regions (Pickett and Carpenter, 2010).
Materials and Methods: In this study, we investigated the sensitization rates among 209 volunteers (86 males, 123 females, mean age: 38.4 years) using questionnaires, total IgE determination with nephelometric method and phadiotop determinations with fluoroimmunoassay, epidermal/intradermal testing with Apidae, Vespidae and Polistes venom extracts.
Environnemental factors influencing daily foraging activity of Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in Mediterranean Australia.
The European hornet, commonly known as the "hornet", is a member of Hymenoptera order, Apocrita suborder and Vespidae family (1).
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A third group that is well illustrated and worthy of special mention is the wasps of the Family Vespidae, which are generally large and conspicuous (e.g., the Oriental hornet Vespa orientalis, the Arabian paper wasp Polistes wattii, and several colourful species of potter wasps, Delta spp.).