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New records of Elasmus (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) species from Barrow Island, Western Australia
Nihara Gunawardene,Christopher Taylor
Journal of Hymenoptera Research , 2012, DOI: 10.3897/jhr.29.3605
Abstract: Eleven species of Elasmus are recorded from Barrow Island in northern Western Australia, including nine not previously recorded for Western Australia. Elasmus curticornis sp. n. is described as new to science.
Comparison of the nest materials of Polistes Gallicus (L.), Polistes dominulus (Christ) and Polistes nimpha (Christ) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Bagria?ik Nil
Archives of Biological Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/abs1203079b
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine and compare the nest materials and some physical features and elemental composition of the nests of Polistes gallicus (L.), Polistes dominulus (Christ) and Polistes nimpha (Christ) collected in similar ecological conditions. The nest architectures of the three species were similar. In the P. gallicus nest, the average thickness of the fibers was 5.73 μm, the nitrogen concentration was 26.14%, and percentages of the fibers and saliva were 77% and 23%, respectively. In the P. dominulus nest, the average thickness of the fibers was 8.7 μm, and the nitrogen concentration was 27.42%; the percentages of fiber and saliva were 78% and 22%, respectively. In the P. nimpha nest, the average thickness of the fibers was 9.04 μm, the nitrogen concentration was 25.82%, and the percentages of the fiber and saliva were 42% and 58%, respectively. There were differences in the amount of saliva and nitrogen concentrations.
Genetic characterization of the peptidases of Polistes versicolor (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Del Lama, M. A.;Ferreira, K. M.;
Brazilian Journal of Biology , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S1519-69842003000200014
Abstract: starch gel electrophoresis with l-leucyl-b-naphthylamide as substrate revealed five aminopeptidases in extracts of polistes versicolor. these enzymes are presumably products of five structural gene loci. all but lap1 aminopeptidases exhibited differential distribution in the developmental stages and in the tissues. five dipeptidases were revealed with different dipeptides. these enzymes exhibited significant differences in their substrate preferences, but a more homogeneous distribution throughout ontogenetic developmental stages than did aminopeptidases. electrophoretic variants of lap4 and pepa2 were detected and although a low intralocus heterozygosity was found due to the low frequency of these variants, phenotypical segregation observed at these loci in pupae extracts of some colonies points to the occurrence of more than one egg-laying female. otherwise, the detection of lap4 allozyme restricted to nests of one area suggests low dispersion ability of the adults of polistes versicolor.
Genetic characterization of the peptidases of Polistes versicolor (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)  [cached]
Del Lama M. A.,Ferreira K. M.
Brazilian Journal of Biology , 2003,
Abstract: Starch gel electrophoresis with L-leucyl-beta-naphthylamide as substrate revealed five aminopeptidases in extracts of Polistes versicolor. These enzymes are presumably products of five structural gene loci. All but Lap1 aminopeptidases exhibited differential distribution in the developmental stages and in the tissues. Five dipeptidases were revealed with different dipeptides. These enzymes exhibited significant differences in their substrate preferences, but a more homogeneous distribution throughout ontogenetic developmental stages than did aminopeptidases. Electrophoretic variants of Lap4 and PepA2 were detected and although a low intralocus heterozygosity was found due to the low frequency of these variants, phenotypical segregation observed at these loci in pupae extracts of some colonies points to the occurrence of more than one egg-laying female. Otherwise, the detection of Lap4 allozyme restricted to nests of one area suggests low dispersion ability of the adults of Polistes versicolor.
A Range Extension of the Social Wasp Polistes Bahamensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)  [cached]
Starr, Christopher K.,Sewlal, Jo-Anne
International Journal of Bahamian Studies , 2011,
Abstract: Short report on the discovery of the social wasp polistes Bahamensis located on Great Inagua.
Presencia de una nueva avispa social exótica, Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) en la Patagonia argentina
Sackmann,Paula; Villacide,José Marka; Corley,Juan;
Revista de la Sociedad Entomol?3gica Argentina , 2003,
Abstract: we report the presence of the social wasp polistes dominulus (christ) (hymenoptera: vespidae) in el bolsón (rko negro). this is the first record of the species in argentina. all specimens were found in a garden within an urban area. the species is of paleartic origin, but has been established in chile for at least 20 years.
Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.), Part I: Indo-Malayan and Palearctic fauna  [cached]
Roger Burks,Lubomir Masner,Norman Johnson,Andrew Austin
ZooKeys , 2013, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.292.3867
Abstract: The Indo-Malayan and Palearctic species of Oxyscelio (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.) are revised. A total of 90 species are recognized as valid, 19 of which are redescribed - O. acutiventris (Kieffer), O. brevinervis (Kieffer), O. carinatus (Kieffer), O. ceylonensis (Dodd), O. consobrinus (Kieffer), O. crassicornis (Kieffer), O. cupularis (Kieffer), O. dorsalis (Kieffer), O. excavatus (Kieffer), O. flavipennis (Kieffer), O. florus Kononova, O. foveatus Kieffer, O. kiefferi Dodd, O. magnus (Kieffer), O. marginalis (Kieffer), O. naraws Kozlov & Lê, O. perpensus Kononova, O. rugosus (Kieffer) and O. spinosiceps (Kieffer), and 71 which are described as new - O. aclavae Burks, sp. n., O. amrichae Burks, sp. n., O. anguli Burks, sp. n., O. angustifrons Burks, sp. n., O. angustinubbin Burks, sp. n., O. arcus Burks, sp. n., O. arvi Burks, sp. n., O. asperi Burks, sp. n., O. aureamediocritas Burks, sp. n., O. bipunctuum Burks, sp. n., O. brevidentis Burks, sp. n., O. caesitas Burks, sp. n., O. capilli Burks, sp. n., O. capitis Burks, sp. n., O. cavinetrion Burks, sp. n., O. chimaerae Burks, sp. n., O. codae Burks, sp. n., O. convergens Burks, sp. n., O. cordis Burks, sp. n., O. crateris Burks, sp. n., O. crebritas Burks, sp. n., O. crustum Burks, sp. n., O. cuculli Burks, sp. n., O. cyrtomesos Burks, sp. n., O. dasymesos Burks, sp. n., O. dasynoton Burks, sp. n., O. dermatoglyphes Burks, sp. n., O. doumao Burks, sp. n., O. fistulae Burks, sp. n., O. flabellae Burks, sp. n., O. flaviventris Burks, sp. n., O. fodiens Burks, sp. n., O. fossarum Burks, sp. n., O. fossularum Burks, sp. n., O. genae Burks, sp. n., O. granorum Burks, sp. n., O. granuli Burks, sp. n., O. greenacus Burks, sp. n., O. halmaherae Burks, sp. n., O. intermedietas Burks, sp. n., O. jaune Burks, sp. n., O. jugi Burks, sp. n., O. kramatos Burks, sp. n., O. labis Burks, sp. n., O. lacunae Burks, sp. n., O. latinubbin Burks, sp. n., O. latitudinis Burks, sp. n., O. limae Burks, sp. n., O. longiventris Burks, sp. n., O. mesiodentis Burks, sp. n., O. mollitia Burks, sp. n., O. nasolabii Burks, sp. n., O. nodorum Burks, sp. n., O. noduli Burks, sp. n., O. nubbin Burks, sp. n., O. obsidiani Burks, sp. n., O. ogive Burks, sp. n., O. operimenti Burks, sp. n., O. peludo Burks, sp. n., O. planocarinae Burks, sp. n., O. praecipitis Burks, sp. n., O. reflectens Burks, sp. n., O. regionis Burks, sp. n., O. sinuum Burks, sp. n., O. spinae Burks, sp. n., O. striarum Burks, sp. n., O. tecti Burks, sp. n., O. unguis Burks, sp. n., O. vadorum Burks, sp. n., O. vittae Burks, sp. n. and O. zeuctomesos. Neotypes
Flight range extension in Polistes simillimus Zikán, 1951 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
Prezoto, Fábio;Gobbi, Nivar;
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S1516-89132005000800011
Abstract: the aim of this study was to determine the flight range extension of the social wasps, polistes simillimus. the results of the 125 wasps-carried out tests originating from 10 colonies in post-emergency stage demonstrated that the flight range extension of p. simillimus was of approximately 150m, resulting in a collection area of about 70.650m2 by colony. it suggested wasp's efficiency as a biological control agent.
Prey captured and used in Polistes versicolor (Olivier) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Nourishment
Prezoto, Fábio;Santos-Prezoto, Helba H.;Machado, Vera L.L.;Zanuncio, José C.;
Neotropical Entomology , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S1519-566X2006000500021
Abstract: the social wasps are predators of many insect species and the study of their preys can reveal the potential of these natural enemies in biological control programs. a total of 240h of collections of preys in 32 nests of polistes versicolor (olivier) was carried on in juiz de fora, minas gerais state, brazil, from march 2000 to february 2001. the preys captured by p. versicolor were mainly those from the orders lepidoptera (95.4%) and coleoptera (1.1%) while 3.4% of them were not identified. chlosyne lacinia saundersii doubleday & hewitson (lepidoptera: nymphalidae) was the most collected prey (13.5%). the total of 4,015 preys was estimated to be captured per colony of p. versicolor during one year. the species can be used in integrated pest management of herbivorous insects, especially defoliating caterpillars.
Biology of the wasp Polistes (Epicnemius) cinerascens Saussure (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Giannotti, Edilberto;
Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil , 1997, DOI: 10.1590/S0301-80591997000100008
Abstract: studies on nests of the social wasp polistes (epicnemius) cinerascens saussure showed correlation between the size of the comb and thickness of the peduncle, besides of the height of the complete cells and the number of generations produced. the duration of the colony cycle (199.3 days), the number of cells built (102.9) and adults produced (94.2) allowed to establish the rates: 0.5 cells/day, 0.3 adults/day, and 0.8 adults/cell, the % of productive cells/ nest (55.2), and the number of the generations/colony (up to 4 generations). the number of instars was 5; the growing ratio 1.3; the duration of the immature stages was eggs = 13.0 days, larvae = 23.7, pupae = 22.2 and total duration = 58.6 days; and the longevity of adult wasps = 38.3 days.
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